Respiratory noises: how useful are they clinically?

  title={Respiratory noises: how useful are they clinically?},
  author={Craig Michael Mellis},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={56 1},
          1-17, ix
Although clinicians place considerable weight on the identification of the various forms of noisy breathing, there are serious questions regarding both the accuracy (validity) and the reliability (repeatability) of these noises. To avoid diagnostic errors, clinicians need to consider the whole constellation of symptoms and signs, and not focus on the specific "type" of noise. Given the high error rate with "parent-reported wheeze" there is a need to reexamine the extensive literature on the… CONTINUE READING
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