Interpretative consequences of adopting the Global Lungs 2012 reference equations for spirometry for children and adolescents.

@article{Quanjer2014InterpretativeCO,
  title={Interpretative consequences of adopting the Global Lungs 2012 reference equations for spirometry for children and adolescents.},
  author={Philip H. Quanjer and Daniel J Weiner},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={118-25}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the interpretative consequences of adopting the Global Lungs 2012 (GLI-2012) spirometric prediction equations in a pediatric hospital population. MATERIAL Spirometric records from 2,192 white boys and 1,842 white girls, and 412 and 334 African-American boys and girls, respectively, aged 6.0-18.0 years, treated mainly for asthma, cystic fibrosis, cough, and dyspnoea. METHODS Predicted values and lower limits of normal were calculated for FEV1, FVC, and FEV1/FVC, using… CONTINUE READING
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