Asthmatic children do not get benefited with Nitric OxideThe level of nitric oxide (NO) in the exhaled breath of an asthmatic individual may portend worsening of asthma symptoms besides signifying an imminent attack linked to underlying airway inflammation.

The results were reported in the second issue for January of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a publication of the American Thoracic Society.

Johan C. de Jongste, M.D., Ph.D., at the Erasmus University Medical Center-Sophia Children’s Hospital in the Netherlands, and colleagues randomized 151 children from 15 academic centers and hospitals with mild to moderate asthma during a 30-week monitoring course.