Evaluation of fractioned nitric oxide in chronic cough patients

Conclusion: Fractional exhaled NO measurement can be used as a quick and reliable diagnostic method in patients presenting with chronic cough due to its high positive predictive value, its practical nature, the fact that it is a noninvasive method and that it does not require the use of medication.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research

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The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges affecting disaster training in federal and state university libraries in Southwest Nigeria with a view to finding ways of overcoming them.,Having adopted the descriptive research design, 14 university...
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