Comparison of airway narrowing to moderate and cold temperature following a sub-maximal physical challenge evaluated by Impulse oscillometry

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1 , University of Mohaghegh Ardabili

2 University of shahid beheshti


Purpose: The efficacy of impulse oscillometry as an indirect measure of exercise-induced airway changes, compared to spirometry has not been comprehensively appreciated. The objective was to compare airway responses to cold temperature exercise and to recognize whether impulse oscillometry parameters relate to spirometry parameters.Methods: 18 physically active men with probable Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm (Body Mass Index ≤25) were screened for this study. The exercise protocol was two 6-min sub-maximal exercises of running on the treadmill with 80-90% Peak Heart Rate in either cold (4.0 ◦C) or moderate (25.0 ◦C) temperature. 48 h was observed between these two challenges. Results: Strong correlations were found between cold and moderate temperature data for impulse oscillometry and spirometry. Spirometry revealed post-challenge significant difference in cold and moderate temperatures (p


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  • Receive Date: 02 June 2017
  • Revise Date: 07 February 2021
  • Accept Date: 31 December 2020
  • First Publish Date: 31 December 2020
  • Publish Date: 20 February 2019