Allan L. Coates

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The suggested technical specifications in this document apply to apparatus used by clipicians for the diagnosis of common respiratory diseases and are to be considered as the minimum acceptable standards. Specifications, features and practices which are desirable, but not obligatory, are also presented. It is accepted that a need exists for more(More)
RATIONALE The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) reference is currently recommended for interpreting spirometry results, but it is limited by the lack of subjects younger than 8 years and does not continuously model spirometry across all ages. OBJECTIVES By collating pediatric data from other large-population surveys, we(More)
Our objective was to study long-term respiratory outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated in the perinatal period. This was a cohort study with 26 adolescent survivors and age- and gender-matched controls. Medical histories were retrieved from hospital charts and questionnaires. Pulmonary function testing included measurement of maximum(More)
There are various ways of measuring absolute lung volume. These range from measurements derived from chest radiographs to the more common laboratory measurements employing either gas dilution or plethysmography. The principal difference between the latter two methods is that gas dilution techniques measure gas that is in free communication with the airway(More)
In 377 children, the commercially available Siregnost FD-5 was used to measure respiratory system resistance (Rrs) by forced oscillation at 10 Hz. The children were between 3 and 18 years of age and, by a detailed questionnaire and conventional pulmonary function testing in 335, they were shown to be representative of the normal pediatric population. There(More)