European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical statement: standardisation of the measurement of lung volumes, 2023 update

Nirav R. Bhakta, Aisling McGowan, Kathryn A. Ramsey, Brigitte Borg, Jana Kivastik, Shandra Lee Knight, Karl Sylvester, Felip Burgos, Erik R. Swenson, Kevin McCarthy, Brendan G. Cooper, Francisco García-Río, Gwen Skloot, Meredith McCormack, Carl Mottram, Charles G. Irvin, Irene Steenbruggen, Allan L. Coates, David A. Kaminsky

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Abstract

This document updates the 2005 European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) technical standard for the measurement of lung volumes. The 2005 document integrated the recommendations of an ATS/ERS task force with those from an earlier National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop that led to the publication of background papers between 1995 and 1999 and a consensus workshop report with more in-depth descriptions and discussion. Advancements in hardware and software, new research and emerging approaches have necessitated an update to the 2005 technical standard to guide laboratory directors, physiologists, operators, pulmonologists and manufacturers. Key updates include standardisation of linked spirometry, new equipment quality control and validation recommendations, generalisation of the multiple breath washout concept beyond nitrogen, a new acceptability and grading system with addition of example tracings, and a brief review of imaging and other new techniques to measure lung volumes. Future directions and key research questions are also noted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2201519
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

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