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Application of the forced oscillation technique in diagnosing and monitoring asthma in preschool children

Liwia Starczewska-Dymek, Andrzej Bożek, Tomasz Dymek
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2019.0005
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Pubmed: 30830961
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Adv Respir Med 2019;87(1):26-35.

open access

Vol 87, No 1 (2019)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2019-03-04
Submitted: 2018-10-07
Accepted: 2019-02-05

Abstract

The measurement of lung function in preschool children for the diagnosis of asthma is not routinely used. The need to perform forced expiratory manoeuvres requires active cooperation and thus limits the use of spirometry in this age group. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a simple and noninvasive method of assessing the mechanical properties of the respiratory system during tidal breathing. It is used in young patients and requires minimal cooperation. It provides an objective assessment of the respiratory system in a group of patients in whom we have not yet had appropriate diagnostic tools. In recent years, due to the availability of new technical solutions, FOT has been increasingly used and has a chance to become a method used routinely in diagnosing and monitoring treatment in preschool children. This article presents the possibility of the clinical application of FOT in diagnosing and monitoring of early childhood asthma.

Abstract

The measurement of lung function in preschool children for the diagnosis of asthma is not routinely used. The need to perform forced expiratory manoeuvres requires active cooperation and thus limits the use of spirometry in this age group. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a simple and noninvasive method of assessing the mechanical properties of the respiratory system during tidal breathing. It is used in young patients and requires minimal cooperation. It provides an objective assessment of the respiratory system in a group of patients in whom we have not yet had appropriate diagnostic tools. In recent years, due to the availability of new technical solutions, FOT has been increasingly used and has a chance to become a method used routinely in diagnosing and monitoring treatment in preschool children. This article presents the possibility of the clinical application of FOT in diagnosing and monitoring of early childhood asthma.

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asthma, preschool children, forced oscillation technique, pulmonary function tests

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Title

Application of the forced oscillation technique in diagnosing and monitoring asthma in preschool children

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 87, No 1 (2019)

Pages

26-35

Published online

2019-03-04

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2019.0005

Pubmed

30830961

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2019;87(1):26-35.

Keywords

asthma
preschool children
forced oscillation technique
pulmonary function tests

Authors

Liwia Starczewska-Dymek
Andrzej Bożek
Tomasz Dymek

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