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An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: pulmonary function testing in preschool children.
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This work presents a meta-analysis of the literature on infant and young children Pulmonary Function Testing using a probabilistic, apples-to- apples model, which shows clear trends in prognosis and in particular in cases of high morbidity and mortality after the second vaccination. Expand
The Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure: a valid clinical score for assessing acute asthma severity from toddlers to teenagers.
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Good performance characteristics were observed in all age groups, making the PRAM an attractive score for assessing asthma severity and response to treatment. Expand
Interventions for educating children who are at risk of asthma-related emergency department attendance.
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Asthma education aimed at children and their carers who present to the emergency department for acute exacerbations can result in lower risk of future emergency department presentation and hospital admission. Expand
Nocturnal Pulse Oximetry as an Abbreviated Testing Modality for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Oximetry could be the definitive diagnostic test for straightforward OSA attributable to adenotonsillar hypertrophy in children older than 12 months of age, or quickly and inexpensively identify children with a history suggesting sleep-disordered breathing who would require PSG to elucidate the type and severity. Expand
After asthma: redefining airways diseases
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The only way to make progress in the future is to be much more clear about the meaning of the labels used for asthma and to acknowledge the assumptions associated with them, which are believed to be the most important causes of the stagnation in key clinical outcomes observed in the past 10 years. Expand
Canadian Thoracic Society 2012 guideline update: diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults.
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The present clinical practice guideline is the first update of the CTS Asthma Guidelines following the Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee's new guideline development process. Expand
Canadian Thoracic Society Asthma Management Continuum--2010 Consensus Summary for children six years of age and over, and adults.
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The foundation of asthma management is establishing an accurate diagnosis based on objective measures (eg, spirometry) in individuals six years of age and over. Expand
Addition to inhaled corticosteroids of long-acting beta2-agonists versus anti-leukotrienes for chronic asthma.
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The addition of LABA to ICS was associated with a statistically greater improvement from baseline in lung function, as well as in symptoms, rescue medication use and quality of life, although the latter effects were modest. Expand
Efficacy of fluticasone nasal spray for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
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Nasal fluticasone decreased the frequency of mixed and obstructive apneas and hypopneas, suggesting that topical corticosteroids may be helpful in ameliorating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Expand
Diagnosis, management, and prognosis of preschool wheeze
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Findings from several cohort studies have shown that preschool children with wheeze have deficits in lung function at 6 years of age that persisted until early and middle adulthood, suggesting increased susceptibility in the first years of life that might lead to persistent sequelae. Expand
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