Impulse oscillometry reference values and bronchodilator response in three- to five-year old children living at high altitude

Translated title of the contribution: Impulse oscillometry reference values and bronchodilator response in three- to five-year old children living at high altitude

Carlos Morantes Ariza

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Abstract

Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is used to measure airway impedance. It is an effective tool for diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases, and it has the advantage that it does not require forced respiratory maneuvers. IOS reference values are required for each population group. This study aimed to determine the IOS reference values and bronchodilator response in healthy preschool children living in Bogotá, Colombia.
We performed a cross-sectional study in preschool children who had no history of respiratory disease; 96 children fit the parameters for testing to determine normal values according to the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society criteria.
Normal IOS values before and after the administration of 400 mcg of salbutamol were determined for a population of children aged 3–5 years at 2,640 m. Reference IOS equations for these children are presented. A relative change of up to −28% and 36% after the use of salbutamol for respiratory resistance and reactance, respectively, should be considered as an upper limit of the normal range, and possible appropriate cut-off values for defining significant response for evaluating therapeutic interventions.
Translated title of the contributionImpulse oscillometry reference values and bronchodilator response in three- to five-year old children living at high altitude
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asthma and Allergy
Volume12
Issue numberN/A
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2019

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