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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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term pulmonary sequelae of survivors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) of sufficient severity to have required supplemental oxygen for at least 1 month after term. STUDY DESIGN Fifteen patients with a mean age of 1.1 years were matched to preterm infants of similar gestational age and age at time of study. Pulmonary(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)
The aim of this position paper is to define minimal performance criteria for the separate items comprising equipment used to measure respiratory function in infants together with overall performance criteria for the assembled pieces of such equipment. These guidelines cover numerous aspects including: 1) safety, 2) documentation and maintenance of(More)