LocationHôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
We evaluated the perception of patient’s symptoms as well as the respiratory and cardiac responses while undergoing different respiratory challenges. The ability to properly perceive and communicate symptoms is important to ensure the proper interpretation of the results of these tests by the physician and to ensure that the most appropriate treatment method will be selected.
The results from this study could help direct treatment resources for asthmatics who may be at greater risk for asthma exacerbation and morbidity (and suffer a significantly reduced quality of life) as a result of their response to stress. The ability to determine whether respiratory symptoms are due to asthma or stress in patients presenting in emergency will considerably improve patient care, increase doctor’s efficiency, and reduce health care costs.
Alexandre Morizio (Research assistant)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRQ-S)
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- Boudreau M, Lavoie KL, Cartier A, Trutshnigg B, Morizio A, Lemière C, Bacon SL. (2015) Do asthma patients with panic disorder really have worse asthma? A comparison of physiological and psychological responses to a methacholine challenge. Respiratory Medicine, 109(10):1250-6.