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Monday 01 December 2003

[Diurnal variations of the respiratory system in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis]

By: Mishuk VP, Mishuk OA.

Probl Tuberk Bolezn Legk 2004;(6):23-5

Circadian variations of external respiratory parameters were determined in 44 patients with different forms of pulmonary tuberculosis. Salbutamol inhalation tests were performed at 6 a.m. and p.m. Worse patency of the bronchial tree was diagnosed in the evening than in the afternoon, which should be taken into account in distributing a daily dose of beta2-receptor agonists.

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