Background and Aim
Dynamic hyperinflation (DH) is a major contributor to exercise intolerance in patients with obstructive lung diseases. However, it has not been investigated in children with bronchiectasis (BE). We aimed to investigate dynamic ventilatory responses and their influence on functional exercise capacity in children with BE.
Forty children with BE (mean forced expiratory volume...
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is generally likened to cystic fibrosis (CF) due to similarities in impaired mucociliary clearance and some other symptoms. The aim of our study was to investigate pulmonary and extrapulmonary characteristics of children with CF and PCD since no studies have addressed respiratory muscle strength in children with PCD and to compare the results to those obtained...
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