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Induced Sputum, Exhaled Nitric Oxide, and Particles in Exhaled Air in Assessing Airways Inflammation in Occupational Exposures

Journal article
Authors Anna-Carin Olin
Published in Clinics in Chest Medicine
Volume 33
Issue 4
Pages 771-+
ISSN 0272-5231
Publication year 2012
Published at Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Pages 771-+
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccm.2012.08.00...
Subject categories Other Medical Sciences

Abstract

Sensitive methods to detect airways inflammation caused by exposures associated with adverse respiratory effects are crucial, as is the identification of individuals with early-stage disease. In this review, the use of induced sputum and sampling of the fraction of nitric oxide to identify airways inflammation associated with occupational exposures is discussed. In addition, a new method to assess airways inflammation in small airways (sampling and analyses of particles in exhaled air) is introduced.

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