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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 269670, 13 pages
Research Article

Fraction of Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Norms in Healthy Tunisian Adults

1Department of Physiology and Functional Explorations, Farhat HACHED Hospital, 4000 Sousse, Tunisia
2Laboratory of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, University of Sousse, 4000 Sousse, Tunisia
3Department of Prevention and Care Safety, Sahloul Hospital, 4000 Sousse, Tunisia
4Research Unit: Secondary Prevention after Myocardial Infarction, N: 04/UR/08-18, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, University of Sousse, 4000 Sousse, Tunisia

Received 5 February 2014; Revised 23 April 2014; Accepted 23 April 2014; Published 3 June 2014

Academic Editor: Enrico Heffler

Copyright © 2014 Sonia Rouatbi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The supplementary Material contains the following sections. The section Methods includes detailed information about the study design (especially recruitment method), and the published FeNO norms for Saudi Arabian males. The section Results contains four figures (distribution of the healthy total sample by sex and age range, measured FeNO in subgroups of healthy adults’, according to age, height and weight ranges; comparison, for the same age range, of measured and predicted (after adjustment values) FeNO determined from Saudi Arabian norms; and measured FeNO values of the equation and validation groups according to height). It also includes four tables (FeNO norms for Arab populations; description of the applied non-inclusion criteria; healthy adults’ plethysmographic data and comparison between the equation and validation groups’ data). The section Discussion includes discussion of subject’s data, inclusion of additional significant FeNO influencing factors and an attempt to answer the following question: what do “abnormal” FeNO values reflect?

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