Office spirometry.

Abstract:

:The practicality of the office spirometer as an effective, inexpensive diagnostic device is well established. It can be used in a matter of seconds by minimally trained office personnel. Two basic parameters can be quickly and accurately measured: forced vital capacity (FVC), a test of volume indicative of restrictive lung disease, and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), a test of flow rate indicative of obstructive lung disease. The FEV1/FVC ratio is a valuable screening measurement that indicates the likelihood of progressive deterioration of pulmonary function.

journal_name

Am Fam Physician

authors

Good JT Jr,Petty TL

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1980-04-01 00:00:00

pages

111-4

issue

4

eissn

0002-838X

issn

1532-0650

journal_volume

21

pub_type

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