Prediction values for peak expiratory flow rates - much ado about something!
Prediction values for spirometric indices utilize values derived from Caucasian populations in resource rich settings. Traditionally these are discounted when applied to non-Caucasian populations. It is encouraging to acknowledge the paper by Nokubulwa et al on prediction values for peak expiratory flow rates (PEF) in a Ugandan population (1).
Umesh G Lalloo, Director of the Enhancing Care Foundation, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa
Full Text:PDF (46KB)
Cite this article
Date published: 2015-12-04
Full text views: 214
- There are currently no refbacks.
African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine| Online ISSN: 2617-0205
Our Journals: South African Medical Journal | African Journal of Health Professions Education | South African Journal of Bioethics and Law | South African Journal of Child Health | Southern African Journal of Critical Care | South African Respiratory Journal | South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology |