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Excessive dynamic airway collapse

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 23 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j601
  1. Hiroyoshi Iwata, department manager1,
  2. Sugihiro Hamaguchi, professor2,
  3. Katsuhiro Kusaka, department manager1
  1. 1Department of General Internal medicine, Ebetsu City Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan
  2. 2Department of General Internal Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan
  1. hiroyosii{at}

A 95 year old asthmatic woman complaining of severe dyspnoea presented with a supine expiratory wheeze, which on examination was refractory to bronchodilators …

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