Study of Nitric Oxide, A Marker of Airway Inflammation, In Bronchial Asthma

Hossam Hosny Mahmoud Masoud


Abstract


This study was carried out in chest department-Cairo University on 80 patients baring bronchial asthma. The aim of the work was to evaluate the role of nitric oxide as a marker of airway inflammation in asthma. All subjects were subjected to full history taking and clinical examination, pulmonary function tests, chest x ray, assessment of BAL esinophils, protein and SCD and finally estimation of nitrate in serum. The results showed that nitrate as an indirect marker of nitric oxide is a good marker of airway inflammation in asthma. Conclusion: It was concluded that nitric oxide is valuable marker of asthma and the level of serum nitrate should be correlated with the exhaled.


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Other Titles دور أكسيد النيترات كأحد معاملات التهاب الشعب وفى حالات الربو الشعبي
Keywords .Asthma- nitric oxide-SOD-Airway inflammation
Issue Date 2000
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/12345678/12463


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