Pediatric Exercise Testing: Value and Implications of Peak Oxygen Uptake
A new essay published on Children Jornal highlights the clinical relevance of cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
Much of what is known about exercise physiology has been derived from studies done in adults, yet every pediatrician knows that lessons learned from research in adults do not necessarily apply to children or even to adolescents. There is a growing body of literature defining the state-of-the-art of pediatric exercise medicine, though progress has been slow. This paper advocates the advancement of exercise science in general—and exercise testing in particular—in pediatrics by providing a rationale based on demonstrated prognostic value of data so obtained.
The study concludes that "it does not require a leap of faith to envision peakVO2 as a valid biomarker in health or disease during the developmental years that awaits exploration".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Pediatric Exercise Testing: Value and Implications of Peak Oxygen Uptake"
- Authors: Paolo T. Pianosi, Robert I. Liem, Robert G. McMurray, Frank J. Cerny, Bareket Falk and Han C. G. Kemper
- Published in: Children 2017, 4(1), 6
The study can be downloaded for free at the following link: click here
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