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Exercise-induced airway obstruction in relation to chronic obstructive lung disease
  1. F. Gimeno1,
  2. W. Chr. Berg1,
  3. E. J. Steenhuis1,
  4. K. de Vries2,
  5. R. Peset,
  6. H. J. Sluiter2
  1. 1Lung Function Laboratory and Department of Asthmatic Diseases, Sanatorium Beatrixoord, Haren (Groningen), The Netherlands
  2. 2Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Department of Lung Diseases, Medical Department, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands


    Gimeno, F., Berg, W. Chr., Steenhuis, E. J., de Vries, K., Peset, R., and Sluiter, H. J. (1974).Thorax,29, 16-20. Exercise-induced airway obstruction in relation to chronic obstructive lung disease. Forty-two patients with chronic obstructive lung disease and clinically suspected exercise-induced airway obstruction were studied to ascertain whether those with proven exercise-induced airway obstruction had specific distinguishing features. Exercise-induced airway obstruction (defined as a fall of FEV1 of at least 10% of the pre-exercise values) was detected in 20 of the 42 patients. These 20 were found to have a lower elastic recoil but were otherwise identical with the remainder as regards clinical and physiological abnormality. It is postulated that exercise-induced airway obstruction can be a manifestation of chronic obstructive lung disease.

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