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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel ... Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data derived ... Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market ... of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering. ... favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing ... serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The ... sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: ... , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with ... , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice ... Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: