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Changes in blood gas tensions and functional residual capacity in chronic asthmatics treated with disodium cromoglycate

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5685.710 (Published 20 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:710
  1. D. J. Lane

    Abstract

    Twenty chronic asthmatic subjects were treated with disodium cromoglycate in open trial. Although in the group as a whole spirometric findings improved, some patients showed a significant increase in arterial oxygen tension or a significant fall in functional residual capacity without any appreciable changes in spirometry. These changes may partly explain the clinical efficacy of this drug.