Ventilation inhomogeneities assessed by the multibreath washout (MBW) technique

Latzin, Philipp; Thamrin, Cindy; Kraemer, Richard
February 2008
Thorax;Feb2008, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p98
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the utilization of multibreath washout (MBW) technique in evaluating ventilation inhomogeneities. According to them, MBW is beneficial to preschool children because there are only few tests for measuring pulmonary function without active cooperation on the subject. They hope that their report will encourage researchers and manufacturers in improving current measurement equipment and analysis software to aid standardization and permit assessment among centers.


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