Journal article

Relative ability of full and partial forced expiratory maneuvers to identify diminished airway function in infants with cystic fibrosis

SC Ranganathan, A Bush, C Dezateux, SB Carr, AF Hoo, S Lum, S Madge, J Price, J Stroobant, A Wade, C Wallis, H Wyatt, J Stocks

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | AMER THORACIC SOC | Published : 2002


The tidal and raised volume rapid thoracoabdominal compression techniques are increasingly used to detect diminished airway function in infancy. The aim of this study was to assess the relative ability of parameters measured by these techniques to identify diminished airway function in infants newly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) with and without clinical evidence of prior lower respiratory illness. A cross-sectional, prospective study design was used in which maximal flow at functional residual capacity (VmaxFRC) from the tidal technique and FVC, FEV0.5, FEF75, and FEF25-75 from the raised volume technique were measured in 47 infants with CF and 187 healthy infants of similar body size..

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