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Equations of Ong et for Predicting FEV1, PEFR and FVC in Malnourished Indian Pediatric Patients

Purpose:

To predict pulmonary function test findings in malnourished pediatric patients from India using the equation of Ong et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

J20-J22, J40-J47, R94.2

Description:

Ong et al evaluated pulmonary function tests in malnourished children from West Bengal, India. They identified equations that can be used to estimate target values based on sitting height and weight. The authors are from the University of Dundee.

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