July 17, 2012 # 5:30 pm # Respiratory System # No Comment
PFT- The term encompasses a wide variety of objective methods to assess lung function.
Ventilatory Lung Function Tests
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Helium Dilution technique
Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange or Diffusion
Blood gas analysis
Measurement of diffusing capacity
Assessment of Pulmonary perfusion
Methods of measurement of pulmonary circulation
Ventilation-Perfusion by Lung Scan
Pulmonary function testing in infants and young children
Plethysmography and nasal pneumotachography
Blood gas analysis provides the …
August 27, 2011 # 6:19 pm # Respiratory System # One Comment
Cough is one of the most common presenting complain in children at Out-patient. Cough may be just a benign protective phenomenon , but at times it become troublesome . Cause of Cough Should be sought for even outside the respiratory system, like ears,abdomen etc.
Cough lasting for 4 weeks or more -CHEST January 2006
1.Inflammatory disorder of airway
Asthma & Loeffler’s syndrome, Tropical …
December 9, 2009 # 10:13 pm # Paediatrics, Respiratory System # 2 Comments
AN APPROACH TO A CHILD WITH WHEEZE
WHEEZES OR RONCHI:
Wheeze is a dry musical sound associated with airway narrowing.
The expiration is prolonged.
Common in infants and young children because of unique age specific anatomic and physiologic properties and gender specific intrinsic lung characteristics.
By year 1- 20 % children.
By 3 years- 33% children.
By 6 year- 50% children.
< 15% children are …