Virtual International Pediatric Pulmonary Network (VIPPN)

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April 2018

Official ATS Technical Statement on “Preschool Multiple-Breath Washout Testing” has been
published. It is reported that this technique is feasible for children 2 to 6 years age. The lack
of reference data in this age group requires that researchers collect a matched control
group. The paper gives important clues for manufacturers and users of this technique.
Collaborative research to obtain age-specific reference data for preschool children is

Robinson PD, Latzin P, Ramsey KA, Stanojevic S, Aurora P, Davis SD, Gappa M,Hall GL,
Horsley A, Jensen R, Lum S, Milla C, Nielsen KG, Pittman JE, Rosenfeld M, Singer F, Subbarao
P, Gustafsson PM, Ratjen F; ATS Assembly on Pediatrics. Preschool Multiple-Breath Washout
Testing. An Official American Thoracic Society Technical Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care
Med. 2018 Mar 1;197(5):e1-e19.