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Equations of Gauld et al for Predicting FEV1, FVC and MMEF in Children Based on Age and the Length of the Ulna

Purpose:

To estimate pulmonary function parameters for a child 7-18 years old using ulnar length, age and gender in the equations of Gauld et al.

Specialty:

Allergy, Allergy/Immunology, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine - Pediatrics

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

J20-J22, J40-J47, R94.2

Description:

Several measures of pulmonary function change with growth of a child. Using the ulna as a growth measure is useful in a child whose height is difficult to measure. The authors are from the Royal Children's Hospital and University of Melbourne in Australia.

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