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Pulmonary function

Patricia A. Nixon

in Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199232482
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191769573 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199232482.003.0006
Pulmonary function

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The focus of this chapter is the assessment and interpretation of pulmonary function during exercise in children, with emphasis on the parameters commonly measured in the paediatric setting. The measurements of resting pulmonary function (i.e. lung volumes and expiratory flow rates) are presented to provide the basic foundation for understanding changes that occur with exercise. Some measurements are more relevant to children with cardiopulmonary disorders, and examples of normal and abnormal responses are provided. In some instances, data on children are lacking, so responses of adults are presented.

Chapter.  9095 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics ; Sports and Exercise Medicine

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