Chapter 95. Dry-Air and Hyperosmolar Challenge in Asthma and Rhinitis

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Sandra D. Anderson and
  2. Alkis G. Togias

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch25

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Anderson, S. D. and Togias, A. G. (2000) Dry-Air and Hyperosmolar Challenge in Asthma and Rhinitis, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923

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Keywords:

  • blood flow;
  • asthma;
  • oropharynx;
  • secretion osmolarity;
  • lsocapnic hyperventilation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Humidification of the Inspired Air

  • Evidence for Hyperosmolarity Occurring as a Result of Respiratory Water Loss

  • Techniques Used for Dry-Air and Hyperosmolar Provocation Tests

  • Physiological Responses of the Lower Airways to Hyperpnoea with Dry Air and to Hyperosmolar Aerosols

  • Comparison Between Responses to Hyperpnoea with Dry Air and to Hyperosmolar Solutions

  • Late Responses After Dry-Air and Hyperosmolar Provocation

  • Inflammatory Mediators in Dry-Air and Hyperosmolar Provocation

  • Responses to Pharmacological Agents

  • Conclusions

  • References