Spirometry in children with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis: comparison of FEF25-75% with the standard measures

Eke Gungor H., Sahiner Ü. M., Altuner Torun Y.

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, vol.71, no.2, pp.103-109, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0026-4946.16.04267-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-109
  • Keywords: Diagnosis, Rhinitis, allergic, Asthma, Child, Spirometry, Bronchial hyper-reactivity
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of vital capacity (FEF25-75%), a spirometric measure of small airways, may predict the presence of airway responsiveness both in asthmatics and in allergic rhinitis (AR). We aimed to search the correlation between FEF25-75% and standard measures of spirometry (forced expiratory volume in the first second [FEV1%] and FEV1/FVC [forced vital capacity]) in different clinical conditions, that is in children with asthma, in children with asthma and AR, in children with AR and in healthy children.