What is the role of hypertonic saline nebulization in patients with asthma?

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What is the role of hypertonic saline nebulization in patients with asthma?

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Title: What is the role of hypertonic saline nebulization in patients with asthma?
Author: Otremba, John; Smith, Steven R.
Keywords: bronchoconstriction
inhalation duration
symptom relief
Date: 2012-07
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 15(7): 09.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: As a method of diagnosing asthma, hypertonic saline challenge has a relatively low sensitivity (47%-88%) but a high specificity (92%-100%). (SOR: B, based on older case-control studies.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14857

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