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Karrasch, S. ; Radtke, T.* ; Simon, M.* ; Kronseder, A.* ; Dressel, H.* ; Jörres, R.A.* ; Ochmann, U.*

Acute effects of hypertonic saline inhalation on nitric oxide pulmonary diffusing capacity in healthy adults.

Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 258, 40-46 (2018)
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We investigated acute effects of inhalation of hypertonic saline solution (HSS) and oxygen (O-2, control exposure) on pulmonary diffusing capacity for nitric oxide (DLNO) and carbon monoxide (DLCO). In a randomized crossover study, 20 healthy, non-smoking subjects were allocated to short-term inhalation of HSS or O-2. Spirometry [(forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC)] and combined single breath DLNO-DLCO measurements were performed before and immediately after inhalation of either HSS or O-2. Percent changes were presented as median values (interquartile range). After HSS inhalation, DLNO, FEV1 and FVC were decreased by -3.0% (-7.3, 0.5), -3.1% (-4.2, -1.6) and -1.2% (-3.3, 0.6), respectively (all P < 0.05), without significant effect on DLCO. No changes in spirometry and diffusing capacity were observed following O-2 inhalation. Acute inhalation of HSS causes a slight decrease in membrane conductance, probably as a result of fluid imbalance at the alveolar surface and interstitial fluid accumulation, both of which could impair gas exchange.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Diffusing Capacity For Nitric Oxide ; Diffusing Capacity For Carbon Monoxide ; Hypertonic Saline ; Lung Fluid ; Alveolar-capillary Membrane; Sputum Induction; Reference Values; Increases; Standardization; Challenge; Albuterol; Exposure; Chloride; Moderate; Flow
e-ISSN 1569-9048
Quellenangaben Band: 258, Heft: , Seiten: 40-46 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Elsevier
Verlagsort Kidlington
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed