Determinants of forced expiratory flows in newborn infants.

  title={Determinants of forced expiratory flows in newborn infants.},
  author={Lynn M. Taussig and Louis Isaac Landau and Simon Godfrey and Ilan Arad},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  volume={53 5},
Maximal flows at functional residual capacity (VmaxFRC) from partial expiratory flow-volume (PEFV) curves (achieved with rapid compression of the chest) were obtained on 11 healthy newborn babies. Mean VmaxFRC, size corrected by dividing absolute values by measured thoracic gas volume, was 1.90 TGV's/s. Specific upstream conductances were high, and the… CONTINUE READING