Background-Serial peak expiratory flow rate (PEF) recording has been advocated as a sensitive and specific means of confirming work related asthma.
The optimum number of recordings per day to achieve the best between-reader and within-reader reproducibility and sensitivity/specificity ratio compared with the final diagnosis determined by specific inhalation challenges is unknown.
Methods-PEF recording was carried out every two hours in 74 subjects referred for possible occupational asthma.
Specific inhalation challenges performed in a hospital laboratory or at the workplace (positive in 74 subjects and negative in 41) were considered the gold standard.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Maladie professionnelle, Exploration, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Asthme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Occupational disease, Exploration, Human, Lung function, Asthma
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