P16 Healthy passive cigarette smokers have increased pulmonary alveolar permeability

Beadsmoore, C, Cheow, H, Szczepura, K ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2566-3308, Ruparelia, P and Peters, AM 2006, P16 Healthy passive cigarette smokers have increased pulmonary alveolar permeability , in: Autumn Meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society 2006, 4th-5th September 2006, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Background and aim To determine whether passive smoking has a measurable effect on lung function in otherwise healthy subjects? There is current interest concerning passive smoking but no objective evidence showing that it has any impact on lung function. Methods The pulmonary clearance rate of 99mTc-DTPA was measured in 21 healthy volunteers after inhalation as a radio-aerosol and compared between healthy cigarette smokers, passive smokers and non-smokers. All volunteers had normal lung function. Results Clearance half-times in healthy passive smokers (n=5) were longer than in healthy smokers (n=6) but clearly shorter compared with healthy non-smokers (n=10) with respective mean values of 45.2 (SD 8.3), 24.3 (8.6) and 80.3 (20) min. Conclusion Passive smoking has a functional impact on the lung blood/gas barrier.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nuclear Medicine Communications
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 0143-3636
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Depositing User: K Szczepura
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 15:54
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 15:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59690

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