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Pulmonary Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 724139, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/724139
Clinical Study

Pulmonary Function Tests in Emergency Department Pediatric Patients with Acute Wheezing/Asthma Exacerbation

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA
2Nemours Research Lung Center, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA
3Department of Respiratory Care, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA
4Department of Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
5Departments of Physiology and Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

Received 19 September 2012; Revised 23 October 2012; Accepted 23 October 2012

Academic Editor: N. Ambrosino

Copyright © 2012 Kathryn Giordano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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