[Spirometric reference equations for Algerians aged 19 to 73 years].

  title={[Spirometric reference equations for Algerians aged 19 to 73 years].},
  author={M Bougrida and Helmi Ben Saad and M Kheireddinne Bourahli and Iheb Bougmiza and Hacene Mehdioui},
  journal={Revue des maladies respiratoires},
  volume={25 5},
INTRODUCTION The validity of using European reference equations in the interpretation of spirometry results in Algerian patients has not been assessed. AIMS (i) to establish Algerian spirometric reference equations and (ii) to compare them with European ones. METHODS A medical questionnaire was administered. Gender, age, height, weight, lean mass (LM), percentage of fat mass (%FM) and body mass index (BMI) were noted. Spirometric variables were measured using a body plethysmograph according… CONTINUE READING