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Ventilatory Efficiency in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review

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Francisco Parazzi, Paloma Lopes [1] ; de Lima Marson, Fernando Augusto [1, 2] ; Goncalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, Maria Angela [1] ; Santos Schivinski, Camila Isabel [3] ; Ribeiro, Jose Dirceu [4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Med Sci, Dept Pediat, BR-13083887 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Med Sci, Dept Med Genet, BR-13083887 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estado Santa Catarina, Ctr Phys Educ & Sports, BR-88080350 Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Med Sci, Dept Clin Med, BR-13083887 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Source: DISEASE MARKERS; 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Introduction. The index of ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2) obtained by the progressive exercise test has been considered the gold standard in the prognosis of adults with heart failure, but few studies have evaluated this approach in children. Objective. To verify the scientific evidence about theVE/VCO2 in pediatric and adolescents patients. Methods. Asystematic literature review was carried out using the key words VE/VCO2, children, and adolescents using the PEDro and PubMed/MedLine databases. Clinical trials published from 1987 to 2014, including children, adolescents, and young adults up to 25 years, addressing the VE/VCO2 index as a method of evaluation, monitoring, and prognosis were considered. Results. Initially, 95 articles were found; 12 were excluded as the title/abstract did not contain theVE/VCO2 index or because they included patients greater than 25 years of age. From the remaining 83, 58 were repeated between the databases. The final sample consisted of 32 studies including healthy children and children with respiratory and other diseases. Conclusion. There are few studies involving cardiorespiratory assessment by ventilatory efficiency. The studies highlight the fact that high VE/VCO2 values are associated with a worse prognosis of patients due to the relationship with the decrease in pulmonary perfusion and cardiac output. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/12939-4 - Association between polymorphisms in modifier genes in children and adolescent with allergic and non-allergic: mild, moderate and severe asthma
Grantee:Fernando Augusto de Lima Marson
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate