Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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岡大三朝分院研究報告 (63号-72号) 環境病態研報告 (57号-62号)
岡山大学温泉研究所報告 (5号-56号) 放射能泉研究所報告 (1号-4号)

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Characteristics of ventilatory function in clinical types of bronchial asthma in the elderly

保﨑 泰弘 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
御舩 尚志 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
光延 文裕 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科 Kaken ID publons researchmap
梶本 和宏 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
横田 聡 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
谷崎 勝朗 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
越智 浩二 岡山大学医学部臨床検査医学
原田 英雄 岡山大学医学部臨床検査医学
池田 敏 岡山大学医学部公衆衛生学 Kaken ID publons researchmap
武田 和久 岡山大学医学部公衆衛生学
Ventilatory function was examined in 55 patients with asthma (25 older patients over the age of 60 and 30 younger patients under the age of 59) in relation to four clinical types classified by clinical symptoms and signs. 1. Regarding cellular composition of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, number of BAL neutrophils was significantly increased in type II, bronchiolar obstruction type, of older and younger patients compared to that in type la-1 and type la-2 of same patients. In contrast, BAL eosinophilia was observed in type la-2 of both older and younger patients and in type Ib of younger patients. 2. The values of % FVC, FEV(1.0%) and % PEFR were not significantly different among four clinical types of asthma and between older and younger patients, although the values of these ventilatory parameters in type II asthma showed a tendency to be lower compared to other clinical types. 3. The values of % MMF, % V(50), and % V(25), showing ventilatory dysfunction of small airways, were lowest in type II asthma of both older and younger patients among four clinical types. A significant difference in these ventilatory parameters of type II asthma compared to type la-1 asthma was observed in younger patients, but not in older patients. These results show that ventilatory dysfunction of small airways is related to clinical asthma types in younger patients, and to aging rather than asthma types in older patients.
Ventilatory function (換気機能)
Clinical asthma type (臨床病型)
BAL cells (BAL細胞)
aging (加齢)