Safety of sputum induction in moderate-to-severe smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Andrew M. Wilson, Richard Leigh, Frederick E. Hargreave, Marcia Margaret M. Pizzichini, Emilio Pizzichini

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Investigation of the safety of sputum induction in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • Adrenergic beta-Agonists
  • Aged
  • Albuterol
  • Area Under Curve
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Safety
  • Saline Solution, Hypertonic
  • Smoking
  • Sputum
  • Statistics, Nonparametric

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