STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine whether atopy influences exhaled nitric oxide (NO) levels in adults with established asthma. SETTING: Specialist respiratory unit in a university teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight asthmatics (mean FEV(1), 85.7%) receiving short-acting inhaled bronchodilators and a range of inhaled steroids (0 to 4,000 microg/d). INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were studied on two occasions, 5 to 7 days apart, between September and March. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: On the first day, ...Expand abstract
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Atopy influences exhaled nitric oxide levels in adult asthmatics.
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