Baseline and post-bronchodilator interrupter resistance and spirometry in asthmatic children

Pediatric Pulmonology, 03/23/2012

The authors found that Rint had poor sensitivity to detect baseline obstruction, but fairly good sensitivity and specificity to detect reversibility. However, in order to implement asthma guidelines for children unable to produce reliable spirometry, bronchodilator response measured by Rint should be systematically studied and further assessed in conjunction with clinical outcomes.

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