Measurement of Exhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) and Bronchial Provocation Test With Mannitol as a Predictor of Response to Inhaled Corticosteroids in Chronic Cough

2014-08-27 03:21:38 | BioPortfolio


Chronic cough is defined by its persistence beyond 8 weeks. Many conditions can explain the existence of a bronchial inflammation. In the management of chronic cough, the search for bronchial hyperreactivity (HRB) is recommended. The treatment relies primarily on the prescription of inhaled corticosteroids. It has been shown recently that the existence of an HRB with Methacholine (bronchial provocation test used in routine) does predict the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroid treatment in no more than 50% of cases.

It is now possible to assess the bronchial inflammation by rapid, non-invasive and reproducible tests such that the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and bronchial provocation test with mannitol. In a retrospective study, it was shown that an increased value of FeNO (cut-off > 35 ppb) predicts a positive response to treatment with a sensitivity of 90% and a specificity of 80%.


The purpose of this study is to show that the use of the prospective value of exhaled NO can predict response to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids in adult with chronic cough. In addition we will assess the interest of the prognosis of bronchial provocation test with mannitol in this indication.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic




bronchial provocation test with mannitol


CHU de Saint-Etienne




Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:21:38-0400

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