Measurement of partial flow volume curves in volunteers with experimental rhinovirus infection

P. M. Suratt, J. M. Gwaltney, P. A. Eggleston

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Abstract

Partial flow volume curves (PEF(25%)) were measured daily in eight healthy young adults with experimental rhinovirus colds and in six non-infected controls. There were no differences in the changes in PEF(25%) values between infected and non-infected volunteers. The co-efficient of variation of the PEF(25%) in non-infected volunteers was 23%. We conclude that we were unable to detect airway obstruction in volunteers with experimental rhinovirus using the PEF(25%), a test with a high co-efficient of variation and, therefore, a low sensitivity for airway obstruction which may be reversed by a deep inhalation. Airway obstruction which was reversed by deep inhalation was not detected in either the infected or uninfected volunteers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Volume98
Issue numberSUPPL. 413
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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