Single Lung Function Test Finds Hyperinflation in CF Children

Single Lung Function Test Finds Hyperinflation in CF Children

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Single Lung Function Test Finds Hyperinflation in CF Children

Functional residual capacity (FRC), a measure of the volume of air left in the lungs at the end of a normal exhalation, may help detect lung disease in children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) via newborn screening, a study suggests. Also, a cut-off value of 36 breaths per minute may help identify children with hyperinflated lungs, which occurs when the lungs are overinflated due to trapped air. The study, “Hyperinflation is associated with increased respiratory rate…

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