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Background: Increased serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been associated with airway inflammation in asthma and may serve as a surrogate marker for the presence of airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR) in this set-up. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive value of hs-CRP for AHR assessed by metacholine challenge test (MCT), in adults with suspected Asthma.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Rambam Health Care Campus
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:26-0400
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Asthma attacks caused, triggered, or exacerbated by OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE.
Asthma attacks following a period of exercise. Usually the induced attack is short-lived and regresses spontaneously. The magnitude of postexertional airway obstruction is strongly influenced by the environment in which exercise is performed (i.e. inhalation of cold air during physical exertion markedly augments the severity of the airway obstruction; conversely, warm humid air blunts or abolishes it).
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