Journal article

Lung function testing in infants with cystic fibrosis: Lessons from the past and future directions

M Gappa, SC Ranganathan, J Stocks

Pediatric Pulmonology | WILEY | Published : 2001

Abstract

Despite the increasing awareness of the need to identify early pulmonary changes in cystic fibrosis (CF) noninvasively, the role of lung function testing in infancy and early childhood remains less clear than in older children with CF. The aim of this review is to summarize available data, discuss the information gained from these publications, and put this information into perspective with more recent developments of lung function testing in both infants and older children with CF. While some of the available data have been the foundation of the current level of understanding of respiratory physiology in CF, interpretation of other data has been hampered by differences between centers with ..

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