Paediatric spirometry guideline of the South African Thoracic Society : Part 1

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dc.contributor.author Masekela, Refiloe
dc.contributor.author Gray, Deborah
dc.contributor.author Verwey, C.
dc.contributor.author Halkas, A.
dc.contributor.author Jeena, Prakash M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-10T11:57:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-10T11:57:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.description.abstract Spirometry forms an important component in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases in children. In the paediatric setting, there are different challenges in terms of performance and interpretation of good quality and reliable tests. An awareness of the physiological and developmental aspects that exist in children is necessary to improve the quality and reliability of spirometry. We reviewed the recommendations on the technical aspects of performing spirometry in children, from the available guidelines and clinical trials. The focus was on the indications, methods and the interpretation of lung function tests in children <12 years of age. Reliable lung function testing can be performed in children, but an awareness of the limitations, the use of incentives and a dedicated lung function technologist are necessary. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.samj.org.za en_US
dc.identifier.citation Masekela, R, Gray, D, Verwey, C, Halkas, A & Jeena, PM 2013, 'Paediatric spirometry guideline of the South African Thoracic Society : part 1', South African Medical Journal, vol. 103, no. 12, pp. 10036-1041. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.7239
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/37110
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Spirometry en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject South African Thoracic Society en_US
dc.subject Pulmonary diseases en_US
dc.title Paediatric spirometry guideline of the South African Thoracic Society : Part 1 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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