Occlusion pressure and breathing pattern in children with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Gaultier1982OcclusionPA,
  title={Occlusion pressure and breathing pattern in children with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Cl{\'e}ment Gaultier and Laurence Perret and Mich{\'e}le Boul{\'e} and Armelle Baculard and Alain Grimfeld and Francis H. Girard},
  journal={Bulletin europeen de physiopathologie respiratoire},
  year={1982},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          851-62
        }
}
The control of breathing at rest was studied in 30 children (3 to 17 years old) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Five of them were tested several times during the follow-up of the COPD. Breathing pattern was evaluated and mouth occlusion pressure (PO.1) was measured. Results in COPD children were compared to previously reported values in healthy controls. PO.1 was significantly increased. In 11 children breathing O2, PO.1 decreased but remained at higher levels than predicted… CONTINUE READING