Navigation Links
Pulmonary Function Testing in Children

The ATS and European Respiratory Society (ERS) published a new statement on pulmonary function testing in preschool children. The document, which appears in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, addresses the clinical, technical and epidemiological implications of pulmonary function testing in children aged 2 to 6.

Preschoolers present a number of special challenges, said Stephanie Davis, M.D., co-chair of the 33-member ATS/ERS working group that produced the guidelines. The children are generally too old to sedate, as is done with infants, and less cooperative than an older child. However, investigators have demonstrated that preschool lung function testing is now feasible.

The working group hopes its recommendationswhich focus on spirometry, tidal breathing measurements, the interrupter technique, forced oscillation, gas washout techniques and bronchial responsiveness testswill serve as a resource for healthcare professionals and facilitate good laboratory practices by providing guidelines on how to perform the various techniques and how to interpret the measurements.

Evaluating lung function in this age group is important, not only for clinical reasons, but also due to the considerable growth and development of the respiratory system that occurs with associated changes in lung mechanics, said Dr. Davis.

The working group envisions that these guidelines will help facilitate multi-center collaboration using these pulmonary function testing techniques, said Dr. Davis.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension
2. Antipsychotic Drug Linked to Pulmonary Embolism
3. Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra
4. Pulmonary rehabilitation program effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5. CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs
6. People Suffering From Chronic Pulmonary Disease To Get Relief From Harmonica
7. Risk Factors Can Identify Pulmonary Embolism
8. Hormone Can Foretell Presence Of Potentially Fatal Pulmonary Hypertension
9. Malfunction Of Key Growth Factor Increases Mortality Rate From Pulmonary Fibrosis In Blacks
10. Lesser Know Facts about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
11. Research Finds, Risk Of Pulmonary Disease Increases With Wrinkled Smokers
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... ProSidebar: Fashion is a set of 30 kinetic edge ... video editors can easily add an informative sidebar to any FCPX production. Create ... featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, and text with the ease of FCPX's drag ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions announced ... User Group (MSDSLUG). Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of Dynamics ... software users, partners, industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates their ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping in mind challenges ... health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based marketplace for extra-curricular ... experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within their reach. As ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... California Medical Associates, Inc. and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at ... They observed that both STEMI and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways and require ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... substance abuse located in central Michigan, have come together on Thanksgiving Day to ... produced video, available for viewing on the Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Carolina , 26 november 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... (AAIPharma/CML) kondigt de geplande investering aan van ... van de laboratoria en het mondiale hoofdkantoor ... De uitbreiding zal resulteren in extra kantoorruimte ... voldaan aan de groeiende behoeften van de ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of ... - Rise in Cardiac Disorders and Growing Awareness among People ... Boston scientific and others. ... others. --> The market is dominated by ... scientific and others. Asia ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the Global Cell Surface Testing ... Opportunities" report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: