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Characteristics and Mechanisms of Nocturnal Asthma

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Abstract:

Nocturnal worsening of asthma is a very common and significant problem for the vast majority of all asthmatic patients. The involved mechanisms are multiple and interactive. These include circadian alterations in inflammation/mediators, epinephrine, 2 receptor function, vagal tone, and body temperature. Other factors may include aspiration, sinusitis, and sleep apnea. Understanding of the mechanisms involved in nocturnal asthma directs the therapeutic approach of these patients.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2500/108854193778816725

Publication date: 1993-01-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

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