Functional evaluation of breath: Spirometry and body plethysmography comparison in people with cystic fibrosis

Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Camilo Corbellini, Elena Balestri, Stefania Dall’Ara, Federica Bazzocchi, Lucia Bertozzi

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Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of the present study was to establish up-to-date data regarding the lung function of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. [Subjects and Methods] Forty-eight patients of both genders, with a diagnosis of CF, were recruited. As a result our sample presented, according to the GOLD criteria, 23 patients with mild lung obstruction (FEV1%pred: 89.86), 16 patients with moderate lung obstruction (FEV1%pred: 56.1) and 9 patients with severe obstruction (FEV1%pred: 32.1). [Results] All patients presented normal total lung capacity followed by an important residual volume increase. [Conclusion] Our results were important to illustrate the CF patient’s lung functional status and to improve the health system strategy in treating such individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-800
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spirometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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