Italian pediatric respiratory society recommendations on pediatric pulmonary function testing during COVID-19 pandemic: Italian Journal of Pediatrics

E. Bignamini, S. Cazzato, R. Cutrera, G. Ferrante, S. La Grutta, A. Licari, E. Lombardi, F. Midulla, G. Piacentini, M. Pifferi, F. Santamaria, G. Tancredi, A. Turchetta

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Abstract

Background: Effective prevention and control strategies are mandatory to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. Main text: The Italian Pediatric Respiratory Society promotes a series of new recommendations that should be followed in pulmonary function testing laboratories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusion: Pulmonary function testing should be performed in children with chronic lung disease only if it is needed to guide management and limited to the necessary tests, namely spirometry. When performed, strict infection control measures should be followed due to the potential risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2. © 2020 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
JournalItal. J. Pediatr.
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Children
  • COVID-19
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • salbutamol
  • Article
  • child
  • chronic lung disease
  • control strategy
  • coronavirus disease 2019
  • cross infection
  • disease transmission
  • hand washing
  • human
  • infection control
  • Italy
  • lung function test
  • occupational safety
  • pandemic
  • pediatrics
  • risk assessment
  • SARS-related coronavirus
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
  • spirometry
  • virus transmission
  • Betacoronavirus
  • Coronavirus infection
  • global health
  • medical society
  • pathophysiology
  • practice guideline
  • virus pneumonia
  • Child
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Societies, Medical

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