Rebreathing method for measuring CO transfer factor in children.

[Rebreathing method for measuring CO transfer factor in children]. Rev Mal Respir. 2019 Sep 11;: Authors: Taytard J, Boizeau P, Alberti C, Beydon N Abstract INTRODUCTION: The reference technique to measure the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLco) is the single-breath method (sb). For patients unable to perform this method, the rebreathing method (rb) can be used. However, the clinical relevance of DLCOrb has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the rb method in children seen in a clinical setting and its relationships with sb method. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: We prospectively included children referred for 1) a suspected or confirmed interstitial lung disease (ILD group) (DLCOsb and DLCOrb measurements) ; 2) controlled asthma with normal lung function (DLCOrb measurements to derive DLCOrb/KCOrb expected values). DLCOrb was computed from the decrease in CO and Helium concentrations during tidal breathing in a rebreathing bag. RESULTS: Data on DLCOrb measurements were available for 53 (91%) children in the ILD group and 48 (91%) control children (mean (range) 11.5 (4.3-18.2) and 9.5 (4-17) years ; respectively). In the ILD group, high or moderate correlations were found between raw DLCOrb and DLCOsb values (rhô=0.82 ; P
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