Screening for asthma in Cantonese-speaking immigrant children
- Diurnal variability--time to change asthma guidelines? Reddel, Helen // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);07/03/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7201, p45
Presents information on a study which proposed a review of asthma guidelines for diurnal variability of the peak expiratory flow rate when diagnosing asthma and assessing its severity. Calculations of diurnal variability; Other measures of peak flow variation; Conclusions.
- Acute asthma: No time for guesswork. Pinkowish, Mary Desmond // Patient Care;1/30/1996, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p73
Focuses on the benefits of pulmonary function tests in the management of asthma. Physician assessment for patients seeking emergency care.
- Effects of Inhaled Sulfur Dioxide (SO [sub 2]) on Pulmonary Function in Healthy Adolescents: Exposure to SO [sub 2] Alone or SO [sub 2] + Sodium Chloride Droplet Aerosol during Rest and Exercise. Koenig, Jane Q.; Pierson, William E.; Horike, Martha; Frank, Robert // Archives of Environmental Health;Jan/Feb82, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p5
Examines the effects of inhaled sulfur dioxide on pulmonary function in healthy adolescents. Diagnosis of asthma; Exposure to sulfur dioxide; Reduction on forced expiratory volume.
- A forced expiratory flow at 25-75% value <65% of predicted should be considered abnormal: A real-world, cross-sectional study. Ciprandi, Giorgio; Capasso, Michele; Tosca, Mariangela; Salpietro, Carmelo; Salpietro, Annamaria; Marseglia, Gianluigi; La Rosa, Mario // Allergy & Asthma Proceedings;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p5
Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) is considered an important parameter for asthma diagnosis and follow-up. However, it has been proposed that forced expiratory flow at 25-75% (FEF25-75) could be more sensitive than FEV1 to detect slight airways obstruction. In this regard, a cutoff...
- What you can learn from pulmonary function tests. Carroll, Patricia Fuchs // RN;Jul86, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p24
Presents guidelines for preparing the patients for pulmonary function testing (PFT). Advantages of using PFT; Device used in PFT; Procedure of the PFT. INSET: How to coordinate medications and PFTs.
- Perception of lung function, adherence to inhaled corticosteroids, and the role of peak expiratory flow feedback in paediatric asthma. Paton, James Y. // Postgraduate Medical Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 89 Issue 1048, p61
A reprint of the article "Perception of Lung Function, Adherence to Inhaled Corticosteroids, and the Role of Peak Expiratory Flow Feedback in Paediatric Asthma," by James Y. Paton, which appeared in Volume 67 of "Thorax" in 2012, is presented. The importance of documenting airflow obstruction...
- A cluster randomised intervention trial of asthma clubs to improve quality of life in primary school children: the School Care and Asthma Management Project (SCAMP). Patterson, E. E.; Brennan, M. P.; Linskey, K. M.; Webb, D. C.; Shields, M. D.; Patterson, C. C. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2005, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p786
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of a programme of asthma clubs in improving quality of life in primary school children with asthma. Methods: A cluster randomised intervention trial was undertaken in 22 primary schools within the urban area of south and east Belfast, Northern Ireland. Schools...
- Diagnosis of asthma. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/13/2005 Supplement, Vol. 173, pS15
The article presents several medical techniques in diagnosing asthma in children. In children under three years of age, pulmonary function testing is recommended which the diagnosis process depends on history, acute episode of wheezing and physical examination. The methods being examined in this...
- Pulmonary function tests in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy: association with clinical parameters in children. McCann, Liza // Current Medical Literature: Rheumatology;2013, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p108
The author comments on the paper "Pulmonary Function Tests in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy: Association with Clinical Parameters in Children," by A. Prestridge, G. Morgan, L. Ferguson and others, which appeared in the periodical "Arthritis Care & Research" in 2013. The study evaluated...