Journal article

Exploring the relationship between forced maximal flow at functional residual capacity and parameters of forced expiration from raised lung volume in healthy infants

SC Ranganathan, AF Hoo, SY Lum, I Goetz, RA Castle, J Stocks

Pediatric Pulmonology | WILEY | Published : 2002

Abstract

The raised volume rapid thoraco-abdominal compression technique (RVRTC) is being increasingly used to assess airway function in infants, but as yet no consensus exists regarding the equipment, methods, or analysis of recorded data. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between maximal flow at functional residual capacity (V'(maxFRC)) and parameters derived from raised lung volumes, and to address analytical aspects of the latter technique in an attempt to assist with future standardization initiatives. Forced vital capacity (FVC) from lung volume raised to 3 kPa, timed forced expiratory volumes (FEV(t)), and forced expiratory flow parameters at different percentages of expire..

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