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Effect of long-term ionized air treatment on patients with bronchial asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  823659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seven patients with bronchial asthma requiring continuous medication were subjected to eight weeks of nocturnal exposure to negatively ionized air, and their progress was followed using objective tests of lung function and clinical assessment. During exposure, four patients showed significant increases in morning PEFR, which in two of these patients was not sustained when exposure ceased. In two patients the observed increase in PEFR was accompanied by subjective improvement. From the results of all our assessments we conclude that, although this treatment may lead to an improvement in some patients with asthma, further objective studies are required to determine the value of negatively ionized air in the routine management of asthma.
D P Jones; S A O'Connor; J V Collins; B W Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-01     Completed Date:  1976-12-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Ionization*
Asthma / therapy*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Home Care Services
Long-Term Care
Middle Aged

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