Pragmatics of pulmonary function testing. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • At present, there are a multitude of tests to assess respiratory function. The most reliable test of resting pulmonary function is simple spirometry. Using this, along with measurements of lung volume, one is able to make a useful assessment of a respiratory patient's pathophysiology. The where and how of these measurements, together with a discussion of other testing methods are described.

publication date

  • October 1979