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Clinical application of pulmonary function tests in preschool children

Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak, Anna Bręborowicz
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(2):133-137.

open access

Vol 78, No 2 (2010)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2010-03-19
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Pulmonary function tests are routinely used in the assessment of respiratory system in older children and adults. They have not made their way into wide clinical practice in preschool children and infants, mainly due to poor cooperation in this age group. This review discusses the use of various pulmonary function tests in preschool children in clinical setting. Issues relevant for clinical practice comprising but not limited to expressing results, within-occasion repeatability and between occasion reproducibility of various tests as well as choosing reference data are described. This paper also examines the most frequent respiratory disorders in preschool children and potential impact of pulmonary function tests results on clinical management in these patients.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2010; 78, 2: 133-137

Abstract

Pulmonary function tests are routinely used in the assessment of respiratory system in older children and adults. They have not made their way into wide clinical practice in preschool children and infants, mainly due to poor cooperation in this age group. This review discusses the use of various pulmonary function tests in preschool children in clinical setting. Issues relevant for clinical practice comprising but not limited to expressing results, within-occasion repeatability and between occasion reproducibility of various tests as well as choosing reference data are described. This paper also examines the most frequent respiratory disorders in preschool children and potential impact of pulmonary function tests results on clinical management in these patients.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2010; 78, 2: 133-137
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Keywords

preschool children; pulmonary function tests; reference values; diagnostic tool

About this article
Title

Clinical application of pulmonary function tests in preschool children

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 78, No 2 (2010)

Pages

133-137

Published online

2010-03-19

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(2):133-137.

Keywords

preschool children
pulmonary function tests
reference values
diagnostic tool

Authors

Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak
Anna Bręborowicz

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