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Article: Lung function testing in health and disease: Issues pertaining to Asia-Pacific populations

TitleLung function testing in health and disease: Issues pertaining to Asia-Pacific populations
Authors
KeywordsAsia-Pacific
lung function testing
reference value
Issue Date2011
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RES
Citation
Respirology, 2011, v. 16 n. 2, p. 190-197 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Asia-Pacific region comprise of diverse ethnic populations and healthcare systems of highly variable developmental stages. We face challenges in lung function testing, many of which are different from the issues encountered in the west. In some places, access to proper lung function testing facilities is very limited due to resource constraints or geographic inconvenience. It is important to note the potential differences of normative values in Asia-Pacific populations, compared with established values derived from populations of Caucasian ethnicity, hence the need to choose from available prediction formulae the ones that most closely approximate the subjects being tested. The criteria for defining abnormality is a hot topic globally. In the Asia-Pacific region, the trade-off between simplicity and thus ease of application and the pitfall of under- or over-diagnosis based on fixed cut-off values has to be recognized. The promotion of wider availability and proper utilization of lung function testing will go a long way in the enhancement of respiratory health and disease management in the region. © 2011 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139507
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.078
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.157
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dc.description.abstractThe Asia-Pacific region comprise of diverse ethnic populations and healthcare systems of highly variable developmental stages. We face challenges in lung function testing, many of which are different from the issues encountered in the west. In some places, access to proper lung function testing facilities is very limited due to resource constraints or geographic inconvenience. It is important to note the potential differences of normative values in Asia-Pacific populations, compared with established values derived from populations of Caucasian ethnicity, hence the need to choose from available prediction formulae the ones that most closely approximate the subjects being tested. The criteria for defining abnormality is a hot topic globally. In the Asia-Pacific region, the trade-off between simplicity and thus ease of application and the pitfall of under- or over-diagnosis based on fixed cut-off values has to be recognized. The promotion of wider availability and proper utilization of lung function testing will go a long way in the enhancement of respiratory health and disease management in the region. © 2011 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology.en_HK
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dc.subjectAsia-Pacificen_HK
dc.subjectlung function testingen_HK
dc.subjectreference valueen_HK
dc.subject.meshAsia - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care - standards-
dc.subject.meshLung - physiology-
dc.subject.meshLung Diseases - diagnosis - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Function Tests - standards-
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