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Indian Pediatr. 2015 Feb;52(2):125-7.

Slower rise of exhaled breath temperature in cystic fibrosis.

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Departments of Physiology and *Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Correspondence to: Dr Anjana Talwar, Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. anjanatalwar@gmail.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To measure exhaled breath temperature in patients with cystic fibrosis.

METHODS:

17 patients (6-18 years) with cystic fibrosis and 15 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were recruited in this cross sectional study. Exhaled breath temperature was measured in subjects recruited in both the groups with a device X-halo and analyzed as plateau temperature achieved and rate of temperature rise.

RESULTS:

Patients with cystic fibrosis showed no significant difference in plateau temperature [34.4(32.3-34.6) versus 33.9 (33.0-34.4)oC; P=0.35] while mean (SEM.) rate of temperature rise was significantly less in patients [0.09 (0.01) versus 0.14 (0.02) ƼC/s ; P=0.04] as compared to controls.

CONCLUSIONS:

There was a slower rise of exhaled breath temperature in patients with cystic fibrosis whereas plateau temperature was not significantly different from controls.

PMID:
25691179
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