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Techniques for assessing respiratory function in preschool children

Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak, Anna Bręborowicz
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(3):216-223.

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Vol 78, No 3 (2010)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2010-05-11
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Despite increasing theoretical knowledge on available techniques of lung function measurements in preschool children, its application in clinical practice remains poor.
In this review a range of tests including spirometry, body plethysmography, interrupter technique, forced oscillation technique and its modification impulse oscillometry and gas mixing techniques is presented. Clinical applicability of these tests according to the recent American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society guidelines is also described.

Abstract

Despite increasing theoretical knowledge on available techniques of lung function measurements in preschool children, its application in clinical practice remains poor.
In this review a range of tests including spirometry, body plethysmography, interrupter technique, forced oscillation technique and its modification impulse oscillometry and gas mixing techniques is presented. Clinical applicability of these tests according to the recent American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society guidelines is also described.
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Keywords

preschool children; pulmonary function tests; guidelines

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Title

Techniques for assessing respiratory function in preschool children

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 78, No 3 (2010)

Pages

216-223

Published online

2010-05-11

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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(3):216-223.

Keywords

preschool children
pulmonary function tests
guidelines

Authors

Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak
Anna Bręborowicz

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