Prediction values for peak expiratory flow rates - much ado about something!

Umesh G Lalloo


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).

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Umesh G Lalloo, Director of the Enhancing Care Foundation, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2015;21(4):89. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2015.v21i4.51

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Date submitted: 2015-11-16
Date published: 2015-12-04

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