IMR Press / FBE / Volume 5 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/E684

Frontiers in Bioscience-Elite (FBE) is published by IMR Press from Volume 13 Issue 2 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.


Wheezing defined

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1 1st Paediatric Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokrateion General Hospital, 9A, Pantazopoulou str, Ampelokipi 56121, Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 9, Sciennes Road, Edinburgh EH9 1LF, UK

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Academic Editor: Kostas N. Priftis

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2013, 5(3), 1074–1081;
Published: 1 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The wheezing illness in children)

Wheeze is both a symptom to parents (reported as noisy breathing) and a sign to clinical staff – with very differing perspectives between parents and clinicians on what constitutes “wheeze”. The purpose of this article is to consider these differences of understanding from the perspective of different stakeholders so that nobody is “lost in translation”. Misunderstandings may lead to epidemiologic and treatment faults. Every effort should be made to educate parents and improve their communications with clinicians.

Noisy Breathing
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