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Name: American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
We examined the clinical usefulness of sequential spasm provocation tests as follows: first, acetylcholine (ACh) test, second, ergonovine (ER) test, and finally, the ACh test following the ER test.
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Difficulty to obtain sputum in children complicates diagnosis of intrathoracic tuberculosis (TB). The intra-gastric string test (ST) used for retrieval of enteric pathogens might be an alternative spe...
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Venous Pressure Measurement of the Great Saphenous Vein Using Controlled Compression Ultrasound in Healthy Persons and Patients With Chronic Venous Disease as a New Non Invasive Method for Investigation of the Pathophysiology in Primary Varicose Veins
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A case-control study will evaluate the clinical utility of the CRD test in following women with a clinical diagnosis of preeclampsia and clinically healthy women in the postpartum period i...
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Application of allergens to the nasal mucosa. Interpretation includes observation of nasal symptoms, rhinoscopy, and rhinomanometry. Nasal provocation tests are used in the diagnosis of nasal hypersensitivity, including RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL.
Fluid obtained by irrigation or washout of the nasal cavity and NASAL MUCOSA. The resulting fluid is used in cytologic and immunologic assays of the nasal mucosa such as with the NASAL PROVOCATION TEST in the diagnosis of nasal hypersensitivity.
A subcategory of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. The disease is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic (more than 3 months in 2 consecutive years) productive cough. Infectious agents are a major cause of chronic bronchitis.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
An in vitro test used in the diagnosis of allergies including drug hypersensitivity. The allergen is added to the patient's white blood cells and the subsequent histamine release is measured.