publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Acute effects of short term use of e-cigarettes on airways physiology and respiratory symptoms in smokers with and without airways obstructive diseases and in healthy non smokers

Anastasios Palamidas; Stamatoula Tsikrika; Paraskevi Katsaounou; Sofia Vakali; Sofia-Antiopi Gennimata; George kaltsakas; Christina Gratziou; Nikolaos Koulouris;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: E.U. European Publishing
Abstract
Introduction Although the use of e-cigarettes is increasing worldwide, their short and long-term effects remain undefined. We aimed to study the acute effect of short-term use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine on lung function and respiratory symptoms in smokers with airways obstructive disease (COPD, asthma), “healthy” smokers, and healthy never smokers. Methods Respiratory symptoms, vital signs, exhaled NO, airways temperature, and airways resistance (Raw), specific airway conductance (sGaw) and single nitrogen breath test were assessed before and immediately after short term use of an e-cigarette containing 11 mg of nicotine in COPD, asthma, ‘’healthy” smok...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesbehavior and behavior mechanisms
free text keywords: airway inflammation, e-cigarette, airways resistance, respiratory function, respiratory impedance, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Medicine, business.industry, business, Respiratory system, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Family medicine, Obstructive diseases, Acute effects
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