Diagnostic Tests in Pediatric Pulmonology

Applications and Interpretation

  • Stephanie D. Davis
  • Ernst Eber
  • Anastassios C. Koumbourlis

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fabio Midulla, Raffaella Nenna, Ernst Eber
    Pages 19-27
  3. Andrew A. Colin, Joel Reiter, Giovanni A. Rossi, Annabelle Quizon
    Pages 29-53
  4. Adam J. Shapiro, Mark A. Chilvers, Stephanie D. Davis, Margaret W. Leigh
    Pages 55-72
  5. Carolina Z. Marcus, Clement L. Ren
    Pages 93-108
  6. Anastassios C. Koumbourlis
    Pages 109-135
  7. Graham L. Hall, Paul D. Robinson
    Pages 159-180
  8. Iman R. Sami, Judith A. Owens
    Pages 195-209
  9. Mantosh S. Rattan, Alan S. Brody
    Pages 257-284
  10. Young-Jee Kim, Carolyn M. Kercsmar, Stephanie D. Davis
    Pages 285-308
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 309-321

About this book


Over the past 20 years, diagnostic tests for pediatric pulmonologists have revolutionized care of children afflicted with respiratory disorders. These tests have been used to not only help in diagnosis, but also in the management and treatment of these children. Bronchoscopic, imaging and physiologic advances have improved clinical care of these children and have been used as outcome measures in research trials. Diagnostic Tests in Pediatric Pulmonology: Applications and Interpretation describes the various diagnostic modalities (especially the newer ones) that are available for the evaluation of pediatric respiratory disorders. It also provides an understanding of the advantages and limitations of each test so that the clinician may choose the most appropriate ones. An internationally renowned group of authors describe how best to interpret the key findings in a variety of tests as well as the possible pitfalls in incorrect interpretation. This volume focuses on the main diagnostic modalities used in the evaluation of pediatric patients with respiratory disorders and presents up-to-date information on the advantages and limitations of each test for a variety of conditions encountered in the practice of pediatric pulmonology. Clinical utility of these tests is also highlighted. This valuable resource is well suited to practicing clinicians, including pediatric pulmonologists, pediatricians and primary care practitioners, as well as trainees, respiratory therapists and clinical researchers.


Diagnostic Tests Endoscopic evaluation Interventional bronchoscopy Lung biopsies Pediatric Pulmonologists

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie D. Davis
    • 1
  • Ernst Eber
    • 2
  • Anastassios C. Koumbourlis
    • 3
  1. 1.Section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep MedicineRiley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Respiratory and Allergic Disease Division, Dept. Paediatrics & Adolescent MedicineMedical University of GrazGrazAustria
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary & Sleep MedicineChildren’s National Medical Center/George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health SciencesWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1800-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1801-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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