International Congress Barcelona 2013

Saturday, 07.09.2013
Sunday, 08.09.2013
Monday, 09.09.2013
Tuesday, 10.09.2013
Wednesday, 11.09.2013

Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2013; 42: Suppl. 57, abstract number.

New ATS/ERS recommendations for bronchial challenge testing

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Chairs: B. Culver (Washington, United States of America), I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary)
Aims: Bronchial challenge tests are one of the main diagnostic tests for asthma. There is however a lack of standardisation in this field (e.g. which nebuliser/protocols to use when performing a metacholinechallenge test). Meanwhile new developments (like Mannitol) are already used in clinical practice but are not included in the existing guidelines. This task force will present up-to-date guideline in the field of direct and indirect bronchial challenge testing.
Exercise induced broncho-constriction: from mechanism to clinical effects
T. Hallstrand (Washington, United States of America)
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An update on indirect challenge tests
G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium)
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When to apply which bronchial challenge test and interpretation of the results
F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands)
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