[PDF] Consensus statement for inert gas washout measurement using multiple- and singlebreath tests

Source:
European Respiratory Society - ERS
Publisher:
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Publication date:
07 February 2013

Abstract

Specific aims of this document are to: 1) describe the principles and physiological concepts behind MBW and SBW tests; 2) outline equipment requirements, appropriate system quality control and validation; 3) describe available washout outcomes, factors influencing their calculation, and insights provided into underlying mechanisms of ventilation distribution inhomogeneity; 4) provide recommendations and test acceptability criteria in different age groups; and 5) highlight important future research.