Measurement of volume of air inhaled or exhaled by the lung.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
Agents that cause an increase in the expansion of a bronchus or bronchial tubes.
Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Measurement of rate of airflow over the middle half of a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination (from the 25 percent level to the 75 percent level). Common abbreviations are MMFR and FEF 25%-75%.
The rate of airflow measured during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination.
Difficult or labored breathing.
Measurement of the maximum rate of airflow attained during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination. Common abbreviations are PEFR and PFR.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. It is especially concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and defects of the lungs and bronchial tree.
The measurement of frequency or oscillation changes.
Physiologically, the opposition to flow of air caused by the forces of friction. As a part of pulmonary function testing, it is the ratio of driving pressure to the rate of air flow.
Diseases of the respiratory system in general or unspecified or for a specific respiratory disease not available.
Tests involving inhalation of allergens (nebulized or in dust form), nebulized pharmacologically active solutions (e.g., histamine, methacholine), or control solutions, followed by assessment of respiratory function. These tests are used in the diagnosis of asthma.
Spirometric technique in which the volume of air breathed in the right and left lung is recorded separately.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
The airflow rate measured during the first liter expired after the first 200 ml have been exhausted during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination. Common abbreviations are MEFR, FEF 200-1200, and FEF 0.2-1.2.
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
The act of BREATHING out.
Measurement of the volume of gas in the lungs, including that which is trapped in poorly communicating air spaces. It is of particular use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.
The amount of a gas taken up, by the pulmonary capillary blood from the alveolar gas, per minute per unit of average pressure of the gradient of the gas across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
Therapeutic exercises aimed to deepen inspiration or expiration or even to alter the rate and rhythm of respiration.
Noises, normal and abnormal, heard on auscultation over any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
A short-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist that is primarily used as a bronchodilator agent to treat ASTHMA. Albuterol is prepared as a racemic mixture of R(-) and S(+) stereoisomers. The stereospecific preparation of R(-) isomer of albuterol is referred to as levalbuterol.
A quaternary ammonium parasympathomimetic agent with the muscarinic actions of ACETYLCHOLINE. It is hydrolyzed by ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE at a considerably slower rate than ACETYLCHOLINE and is more resistant to hydrolysis by nonspecific CHOLINESTERASES so that its actions are more prolonged. It is used as a parasympathomimetic bronchoconstrictor agent and as a diagnostic aid for bronchial asthma. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1116)
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Any tests done on exhaled air.
The total volume of gas inspired or expired per unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute.
The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.
The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a maximal expiration. Common abbreviation is RV.
Enlargement of air spaces distal to the TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES where gas-exchange normally takes place. This is usually due to destruction of the alveolar wall. Pulmonary emphysema can be classified by the location and distribution of the lesions.
Curves depicting MAXIMAL EXPIRATORY FLOW RATE, in liters/second, versus lung inflation, in liters or percentage of lung capacity, during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination. Common abbreviation is MEFV.
Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
Physiological processes and properties of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.
Agents causing the narrowing of the lumen of a bronchus or bronchiole.
Recording of change in the size of a part as modified by the circulation in it.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Asthma attacks caused, triggered, or exacerbated by OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE.
The physical or mechanical action of the LUNGS; DIAPHRAGM; RIBS; and CHEST WALL during respiration. It includes airflow, lung volume, neural and reflex controls, mechanoreceptors, breathing patterns, etc.
These include the muscles of the DIAPHRAGM and the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES.
Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the BRONCHI, from the PRIMARY BRONCHI to the TERTIARY BRONCHI.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity. Used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.
An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.
Educational programs designed to inform nurses of recent advances in their fields.
Analogs or derivatives of scopolamine.
Drugs that are used to treat asthma.
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
A subcategory of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. The disease is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic (more than 3 months in 2 consecutive years) productive cough. Infectious agents are a major cause of chronic bronchitis.
Act of listening for sounds within the body.
Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.
Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
Hospital department which is responsible for the administration of diagnostic pulmonary function tests and of procedures to restore optimum pulmonary ventilation.
The maximum volume of air that can be inspired after reaching the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the TIDAL VOLUME and the INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is IC.
The practice of caring for individuals in the community, rather than in an institutional environment with resultant effects on the individual, the individual's family, the community, and the health care system.
Terrorism on September 11, 2001 against targets in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia, and an aborted attack that ended in Pennsylvania.
Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose similar to that found in hay fever except that symptoms persist throughout the year. The causes are usually air-borne allergens, particularly dusts, feathers, molds, animal fur, etc.
An island south of Australia and the smallest state of the Commonwealth. Its capital is Hobart. It was discovered and named Van Diemen's Island in 1642 by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator, in honor of the Dutch governor-general of the Dutch East Indian colonies. It was renamed for the discoverer in 1853. In 1803 it was taken over by Great Britain and was used as a penal colony. It was granted government in 1856 and federated as a state in 1901. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1190 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, p535)
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
A muscarinic antagonist structurally related to ATROPINE but often considered safer and more effective for inhalation use. It is used for various bronchial disorders, in rhinitis, and as an antiarrhythmic.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be breathed in and blown out over a sustained interval such as 15 or 20 seconds. Common abbreviations are MVV and MBC.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
Persistent abnormal dilatation of the bronchi.
Application of positive pressure to the inspiratory phase of spontaneous respiration.
A pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs.
The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the RESIDUAL VOLUME and the EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is FRC.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.

Double-blind intervention trial on modulation of ozone effects on pulmonary function by antioxidant supplements. (1/2225)

The aim of this study was to investigate whether the acute effects of ozone on lung function could be modulated by antioxidant vitamin supplementation in a placebo-controlled study. Lung function was measured in Dutch bicyclists (n = 38) before and after each training session on a number of occasions (n = 380) during the summer of 1996. The vitamin group (n = 20) received 100 mg of vitamin E and 500 mg of vitamin C daily for 15 weeks. The average ozone concentration during exercise was 77 microg/m3 (range, 14-186 microg/m3). After exclusion of subjects with insufficient compliance from the analysis, a difference in ozone exposure of 100 microg/m3 decreased forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) 95 ml (95% confidence interval (CI) -265 to -53) in the placebo group and 1 ml (95% CI -94 to 132) in the vitamin group; for forced vital capacity, the change was -125 ml (95% CI -384 to -36) in the placebo group and -42 ml (95% CI -130 to 35) in the vitamin group. The differences in ozone effect on lung function between the groups were statistically significant. The results suggest that supplementation with the antioxidant vitamins C and E confers partial protection against the acute effects of ozone on FEV1 and forced vital capacity in cyclists.  (+info)

Decline in FEV1 related to smoking status in individuals with severe alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (PiZZ). (2/2225)

Severe alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency predisposes to emphysema development. Highly variable rates of decline in lung function are reported in PiZZ individuals. The annual decline in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1; delta FEV1) was analysed in relation to smoking status in a cohort of 608 adult PiZZ individuals included in the Swedish national AAT deficiency register. Delta FEV1 was analysed in 211 never-smokers, in 351 exsmokers, and in 46 current smokers after performing at least two spirometries during a follow-up time of 1 yr or longer (median 5.5 yrs, range 1-31). The adjusted mean delta FEV1 in never-smokers was 47 mL x yr(-1) (95% confidence interval (CI) 41-53 mL x yr(-1)), 41 mL x yr(-1) (95% CI 36-48 mL x yr(-1)) in exsmokers, and 70 mL x yr(-1) (95% CI 58-82 mL x yr(-1)) in current smokers. A dose-response relationship was found between cigarette consumption and delta FEV1 in current smokers and exsmokers. In never-smokers, a greater delta FEV1 was found after 50 yrs of age than before. No sex differences were found in delta FEV1. In conclusion, among PiZZ individuals, the change in forced expiratory volume in one second is essentially the same in never-smokers and exsmokers. Smoking is associated with a dose-dependent increase in the change in forced expiratory volume in one second.  (+info)

Exhaled and nasal NO levels in allergic rhinitis: relation to sensitization, pollen season and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. (3/2225)

Exhaled nitric oxide is a potential marker of lower airway inflammation. Allergic rhinitis is associated with asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. To determine whether or not nasal and exhaled NO concentrations are increased in allergic rhinitis and to assess the relation between hyperresponsiveness and exhaled NO, 46 rhinitic and 12 control subjects, all nonasthmatic nonsmokers without upper respiratory tract infection, were randomly selected from a large-scale epidemiological survey in Central Norway. All were investigated with flow-volume spirometry, methacholine provocation test, allergy testing and measurement of nasal and exhaled NO concentration in the nonpollen season. Eighteen rhinitic subjects completed an identical follow-up investigation during the following pollen season. Exhaled NO was significantly elevated in allergic rhinitis in the nonpollen season, especially in perennially sensitized subjects, as compared with controls (p=0.01), and increased further in the pollen season (p=0.04), mainly due to a two-fold increase in those with seasonal sensitization. Nasal NO was not significantly different from controls in the nonpollen season and did not increase significantly in the pollen season. Exhaled NO was increased in hyperresponsive subjects, and decreased significantly after methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction, suggesting that NO production occurs in the peripheral airways. In allergic rhinitis, an increase in exhaled nitric oxide on allergen exposure, particularly in hyperresponsive subjects, may be suggestive of airway inflammation and an increased risk for developing asthma.  (+info)

Acute saline infusion reduces alveolar-capillary membrane conductance and increases airflow obstruction in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. (4/2225)

BACKGROUND: Impaired alveolar-capillary membrane conductance is the major cause for the reduction in pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in heart failure. Whether this reduction is fixed, reflecting pulmonary microvascular damage, or is variable is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess whether DLCO and its subdivisions, alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DM) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc), were sensitive to changes in intravascular volume. In addition, we examined the effects of volume loading on airflow rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) and 8 healthy volunteers were studied. DM and Vc were determined by the Roughton and Forster method. The forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), vital capacity, and peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) were also recorded. In patients with LVD, infusion of 10 mL. kg-1 body wt of 0.9% saline acutely reduced DM (12.0+/-3.3 versus 10.4+/-3.5 mmol. min-1. kPa-1, P<0.005), FEV1 (2.3+/-0.4 versus 2.1+/-0.4 L, P<0.0005), and PEFR (446+/-55 versus 414+/-56 L. min-1, P<0.005). All pulmonary function tests had returned to baseline values 24 hours later. In normal subjects, saline infusion had no measurable effect on lung function. CONCLUSIONS: Acute intravascular volume expansion impairs alveolar-capillary membrane function and increases airflow obstruction in patients with LVD but not in normal subjects. Thus, the abnormalities of pulmonary diffusion in heart failure, which were believed to be fixed, also have a variable component that could be amenable to therapeutic intervention.  (+info)

Spirometric reference equations for older adults. (5/2225)

The objective of this study was to develop spirometric reference equations for healthy, never-smoking, older adults. It was designed as a cross-sectional observational study consisting of 1510 Seventh Day Adventists, ages 43-79 years enrolled in a study of health effects of air pollutants. Individuals were excluded from the reference group (n = 565) for a history of current respiratory illness, smoking, or chronic respiratory disease, and for a number of 'non-respiratory' conditions which were observed in these data to be related to lower values of FEV1. Gender-specific reference equations were developed for the entire reference group and for a subset above 65 years of age (n = 312). Controlling for height and age, lung function was found to be positively related to the difference between armspan and height, and in males was found to be quadratically related to age. The predicted values for this population generally fell within the range of those of other population groups containing large numbers of adults over the age of 65 years. Individuals with lung function below the 5th percentile in this sample, however, could not be reliably identified by using the lower limits of normal predictions commonly used in North America and Europe.  (+info)

The role of domestic factors and day-care attendance on lung function of primary school children. (6/2225)

The results of studies examining the relationship of domestic factors to lung function are contradictory. We therefore examined the independent effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), the presence of a cat, type of heating and cooking used in the home and day-care attendance on lung function after controlling for socioeconomic status (SES). Nine hundred and eighty-nine children from 18 Montreal schools were studied between April 1990 and November 1992. Information on the child's health and exposure to domestic factors was collected by questionnaire. Spirometry was performed at school. The data were analysed by multiple linear regression with percent predicted FEV1, FVC, and FEV1/FVC as dependent variables. In the overall sample (both sexes combined), cat in the home (regression coefficient, beta = -1.15, 95% confidence interval, CI: -2.26-(-)0.05) and electric baseboard units (beta = -1.26, 95% CI: -2.39-(-)0.13) were independently associated with a lower FEV1/FVC, while day-care attendance (beta = -2.05, 95% CI: -3.71-(-)0.40) significantly reduced FEV1. Household ETS was significantly associated with increasing level of FVC (beta = 2.86, 95% CI: +0.55 to +5.17). In boys but not girls, household ETS (beta = -2.13, 95% CI: -4.07-(-)0.19) and the presence of a cat (beta = -2.19, 95% CI: -3.94-(-)0.45) were associated with lower FEV1/FVC. By contrast, day-care attendance was associated with lower FEV1 (beta = -2.92, 95% CI: -5.27-(-)0.56) and FEV1/FVC (beta = -1.53, 95% CI: -2.73-(-)0.33) in girls only. In conclusion, the results provide evidence that domestic factors and day-care attendance primarily affected airway caliber and gender differences were apparent in the effects of these factors.  (+info)

Time course of respiratory decompensation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective, double-blind study of peak flow changes prior to emergency department visits. (7/2225)

The aim of this study was to look at changes in peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) prior to emergency department visits for decompensated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It was designed as a prospective, double-blind study at the Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Twelve patients with an irreversible component of airflow obstruction on pulmonary function tests were assessed. At entry, all subjects were instructed in the use of a mini-Wright peak flow meter with electronic data storage. They then entered a 6-month monitoring phase in which they recorded PEFR twice daily, before and after bronchodilators. The meter displays were disabled so that the patients and their physicians were blinded to all values. Medical care was provided in the customary manner. Patients were considered to have respiratory decompensation if they required treatment for airflow obstruction in the Emergency Department (ED) and no other causes of dyspnea could be identified. Simple linear regression was used to model changes in PEFR over time. The 12 subjects had 22 episodes of respiratory decompensation during 1741 patient-days of observation. Two episodes could not be analysed because of missing values. Ten episodes in seven subjects were characterized by a significant linear decline in at least one peak flow parameter prior to presentation. The mean rates of change for the four daily parameters varied from 0.22% to 0.27% predicted per day (or 1.19 to 1.44 1 min-1 day-1). The average decrement in these parameters ranged from 30.0 to 33.8 1 min-1 (or 18.6%-25.9% of their baseline values). No temporal trends were found for the 10 episodes occurring in the other five subjects. We concluded that respiratory decompensation is characterized by a gradual decline in PEFR in about half of cases. Future studies should be done to elucidate the mechanisms of respiratory distress in the other cases.  (+info)

Plasma levels of enalaprilat in chronic therapy of heart failure: relationship to adverse events. (8/2225)

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are established as first-line therapy in chronic heart failure (CHF). However, little is known about the dosage-plasma-level relationship of ACE inhibitors in CHF and its relation to drug-induced adverse effects. We investigated 45 patients (age 55 +/- 10 years) with stable CHF who presented with a maintenance dosage of enalapril of either 5 mg b.i.d. (E10, n = 16), 10 mg b.i.d. (E20, n = 18), or 20 mg b.i.d. (E40, n = 11). This dosage was changed three times to treat all patients with lower, higher, and, finally, the initial dosage for 4 weeks each. Patients were examined clinically, by questionnaire, and by spiroergometry. In addition, neurohormones (atrial and brain natriuretic peptide and norepinephrine), enalaprilat trough levels, and serum potassium and creatinine were measured. Enalaprilat trough levels differed significantly between the three groups at study entry but also varied markedly within each group. In addition to the dose of enalapril, serum creatinine, severity of CHF, basal metabolic rate, and body weight significantly influenced enalaprilat trough levels (R2 =.84, p <.001). Within-patient comparisons revealed that serum creatinine (107 +/- 26 versus 102 +/- 20 micromol/liter) and potassium (3.8 +/- 0.4 versus 3.7 +/- 0. 3mmol/liter) were higher, cough was more common (scored on a scale of 0-8: 1.7 +/- 2.1 versus 1.4 +/- 1.8), and blood pressure was lower (systolic, 112 +/- 14 versus 117 +/- 13 mm Hg; diastolic, 66 +/- 9 versus 69 +/- 11 mm Hg) on the highest than on the lowest enalaprilat trough level (all p <.05). Highly variable enalaprilat trough levels and the fact that adverse effects were more common on high enalaprilat trough levels provide a rationale for individually adjusting ACE-inhibitor dose in case of adverse effects.  (+info)

American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: standards for the diagnosis and management of individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
TY - JOUR. T1 - International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society International Multidisciplinary Classification of Lung Adenocarcinoma. AU - Travis, W.D.. AU - Brambilla, E.. AU - Noguchi, M.. AU - Nicholson, A.G.. AU - Geisinger, K.R.. AU - Yatabe, Y.. AU - Beer, D.G.. AU - Powell, C.A.. AU - Riely, G.J.. AU - Van Schil, P.E.. AU - Garg, K.. AU - Austin, J.H.M.. AU - Asamura, H. AU - Rusch, V.W.. AU - Hirsch, F.R.. AU - Scagliotti, G.. AU - Mitsudomi, T.. AU - Huber, R.M.. AU - Ishikawa, Y.. AU - Jett, J.. AU - Sanchez-Cespedes, M.. AU - Sculier, JP. AU - Takahashi, T.. AU - Tsuboi, M.. AU - Vansteenkiste, J. AU - Wistuba, I.. AU - Yang, P.C.. AU - Aberle, D.. AU - Brambilla, C.. AU - Flieder, D.. AU - Franklin, W.. AU - Gazdar, A.. AU - Gould, M.. AU - Hasleton, P.. AU - Henderson, D.. AU - Johnson, B.. AU - Johnson, D.. AU - Kerr, K.. AU - Kuriyama, K.. AU - Lee, J.S.. AU - Miller, V.A.. AU - Petersen, I.. AU - Roggli, V.. AU - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - International association for the study of lung cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma. AU - Travis, William D.. AU - Brambilla, Elisabeth. AU - Noguchi, Masayuki. AU - Nicholson, Andrew G.. AU - Geisinger, Kim R.. AU - Yatabe, Yasushi. AU - Beer, David G.. AU - Powell, Charles A.. AU - Riely, Gregory J.. AU - Van Schil, Paul E.. AU - Garg, Kavita. AU - Austin, John H.M.. AU - Asamura, Hisao. AU - Rusch, Valerie W.. AU - Hirsch, Fred R.. AU - Scagliotti, Giorgio. AU - Mitsudomi, Tetsuya. AU - Huber, Rudolf M.. AU - Ishikawa, Yuichi. AU - Jett, James. AU - Sanchez-Cespedes, Montserrat. AU - Sculier, Jean Paul. AU - Takahashi, Takashi. AU - Tsuboi, Masahiro. AU - Vansteenkiste, Johan. AU - Wistuba, Ignacio. AU - Yang, Pan Chyr. AU - Aberle, Denise. AU - Brambilla, Christian. AU - Flieder, Douglas. AU - Franklin, Wilbur. AU - Gazdar, Adi. AU - Gould, Michael. AU - Hasleton, Philip. AU - ...
Introduction: Adenocarcinoma is the most common histologic type of lung cancer. To address advances in oncology, molecular biology, pathology, radiology, and surgery of lung adenocarcinoma, an international multidisciplinary classification was sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society. This new adenocarcinoma classification is needed to provide uniform terminology and diagnostic criteria, especially for bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC), the overall approach to small nonresection cancer specimens, and for multidisciplinary strategic management of tissue for molecular and immunohistochemical studies. Methods: An international core panel of experts representing all three societies was formed with oncologists/pulmonologists, pathologists, radiologists, molecular biologists, and thoracic surgeons. A systematic review was performed under the guidance of the American Thoracic Society Documents Development and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An urgent need for African spirometry reference equations. T2 - The Paediatric and Adult African Spirometry study. AU - Masekela, R.. AU - Hall, G. L.. AU - Stanojevic, S.. AU - Sartorius, B.. AU - MacGinty, R.. AU - Benn Saad, H.. AU - Trabelsi, Y.. AU - Messan, F.. AU - Arigliani, M.. AU - Ketfi, A.. AU - Gray, Diane M.. PY - 2019/8/1. Y1 - 2019/8/1. N2 - BACKGROUND: The GLI2012 (Global Lung Initiative 2012) has provided the largest data set to date for multiethnic spirometry reference equations; however, data on African populations are limited. In pulmonary function testing, diagnosis of lung disorder is based on comparing the individuals lung function to a reference appropriate for sex and ethnicity. ME T HODS : We conducted a systematic review of studies reporting spirometry results in healthy children and adults in Africa. Data from these studies were collated for Z-scores of forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (zFEV1), forced vital capacity (zFVC) and zFEV1/ FVC compared to ...
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its severity determination is based on spirometry. The quality of spirometry is crucial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to assess the quality of spirometry performed using a spirometer with automated feedback and quality control in a general practice setting in Switzerland and to determine the prevalence of airflow limitation in smokers aged , or =40 years. METHOD: Current smokers , or =40 years of age were consecutively recruited for spirometry testing by general practitioners. General practitioners received spirometry training and were provided with an EasyOne spirometer. Spirometry tests were assigned a quality grade from A to D and F, based on the criteria of the National Lung Health Education Program. Only spirometry tests graded A-C (reproducible measurements) were included in the analysis of airflow limitation. RESULTS: A total of 29,817 spirometries were analyzed. Quality grades A-D and F were assigned to 33.9, 7.1, 19.4, ...
Review] Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 10(9):1243-1260, September 2015. (Format: HTML, PDF). The 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumors of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart has just been published with numerous important changes from the 2004 WHO classification. The most significant changes in this edition involve (1) use of immunohistochemistry throughout the classification, (2) a new emphasis on genetic studies, in particular, integration of molecular testing to help personalize treatment strategies for advanced lung cancer patients, (3) a new classification for small biopsies and cytology similar to that proposed in the 2011 Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification, (4) a completely different approach to lung adenocarcinoma as proposed by the 2011 Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification, (5) restricting the diagnosis of large cell ...
The International Task Force used a Delphi-like process called the CORE process to address clinical questions related to pharmacotherapy of acute COVID-19 pneumonia and the outpatient follow-up of COVID-19 survivors. The former was informed by accumulating empirical evidence, whereas the latter was informed by clinical rationale because no empirical evidence exists. There are two main goals of consensus suggestions. The first is to standardise care, thereby improving outcomes by eliminating dangerous outlying practices and facilitating research by defining usual care (table 2). The second is to identify key areas where equipoise (uncertainty) exists and research is needed (table 3).. A suggestion for an intervention conveys the Task Forces belief that the benefits exceed the harms and, therefore, the intervention should be used. The Task Force made consensus suggestions for remdesivir and dexamethasone in patients with acute COVID-19 pneumonia who require any type of oxygen support: i.e. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Geographic variation of spirometry use in newly diagnosed COPD. AU - Joo, Min J.. AU - Lee, Todd A.. AU - Weiss, Kevin B. PY - 2008/1/1. Y1 - 2008/1/1. N2 - Background: Studies indicate that not all physicians in clinical practice use spirometry routinely in the diagnosis of COPD. Understanding the patterns of spirometry use across geographic regions in patients with newly diagnosed COPD may help to identify the factors associated with the use of spirometry and to improve the quality of COPD care. The objective of this study was to characterize the regional variation in spirometry use for patients with newly diagnosed COPD using the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) 2006 spirometry performance measure. Methods: We identified patients within the Veteran Health Administration who were , 42 years of age who had received a new diagnosis of COPD between July 2003 and June 2004. The date of the COPD diagnosis was the index date. Spirometry use from 760 days ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Quality of spirometry test performance in children and adolescents. T2 - Experience in a large field study. AU - Enright, P. L.. AU - Linn, W. S.. AU - Avol, E. L.. AU - Margolis, Helene G. AU - Gong H., Jr. AU - Peters, J. M.. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - Study objective: To determine the ability of children and adolescents to meet the American Thoracic Society (ATS) goals for spirometry quality that were based on results from adults. Design: Observational. Participants: More than 4,000 public school students, ages 9 to 18 years. Measurements: Spirometry was performed annually for 3 years, with the recording of maneuver quality measures of forced expiratory time, end-of-test volume, back-extrapolated volume, and time to peak expiratory flow (PEFT), and the recording of differences between best and second-best FVC, FEV1, and peak expiratory flow (PEF) values. Results: Regression analyses showed significant influences of participant age, gender, ethnicity, size, clinical status, and ...
A spirometry test examines the function of your lungs by measuring both how much air you can inhale and how much you can exhale. Aluna is an innovative, scientifically-accurate, and portable spirometry exam and asthma management platform.
Your doctor may use a spirometry test to check lung health and determine if you have COPD. Learn more and what to expect when you visit your doctor.
A spirometry test is a test that measures lung capacity, or the volume of air that an individual can intake into the lungs, as well as air flow. So, what...
OBJECTIVE: the criteria for disease severity established by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease are based on forced expiratory volume in I second (FEV) expressed as a percentage of the predicted value after application of a bronchodilator. This study aims to determine postbronchodilator spirometry reference values.SUBJECTS and METHODS: A cluster sample of subjects aged 40 years or over was chosen to be representative of the metropolitan areas of 5 Latin American cities (São Paulo, Mexico City, Montevideo, Santiago, and Caracas). Spirometry was performed on 5183 subjects following the recommendations of the American Thoracic Society before and after inhalation of 200 mu g of salbutamol. Multiple linear regression equations were fitted for the postbronchodilator spirometric values-FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6), peak expiratory flow rate, forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV1/FEV6, FEV1/FVC and forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of vital capacity ...
RATIONALE: Accurate reference values for spirometry are important because the results are used for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, estimating physiologic impairment, and predicting all-cause mortality. Reference equations have been established for Mexican Americans but not for others with Hispanic/Latino backgrounds.OBJECTIVES: To develop spirometry reference equations for adult Hispanic/Latino background groups in the United States.
Stanbrook and Kaplan have previously suggested that physicians who do not use spirometry for their asthma patients should not be managing asthma.1 They have put forth the notion that asthma management without spirometry testing would be considered failing to maintain an adequate standard of care, and that most primary care physicians need to make testing available in their own offices.1 They developed this theme based on a study by Aaron et al,2 whose results actually revealed that asthma diagnosis was confirmed in 16% and 72% of patients studied, by spirometry and methacholine challenge testing, respectively. Building a case for office spirometry based on these results seems counterintuitive.3 Further, Stanbrook and Kaplan did not cite a single reference in their article that described how widespread use of office spirometry in primary care might influence asthma outcomes in patients not previously diagnosed with asthma.1. Spirometry can provide important information about lung function and ...
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228. Dear Dr. Townsend:. Thank you for your letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) Directorate of Enforcement Programs, regarding the retention of spirometry records under OSHAs Respirable Crystalline Silica standards, 29 CFR 1910.1053 and 29 CFR 1926.1153, and OSHAs Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. This letter constitutes OSHAs interpretation only of the requirements herein and may not be applicable to any situation not delineated within your original response. Your questions are summarized below, followed by the reply.. Background: Your company provides National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved spirometry training to physicians or other licensed health care professionals (PLHCP). You require clarification to determine if spirometry test results constitute a medical record as well as who is responsible for maintaining medical records.. Question 1: Are spirometry test results considered an ...
In this report, AFO prevalence is higher when the PREO criterion is applied. About 8.5% of all subjects had PREO-POSTN, whereas 3% had a PREN-POSTO spirometric pattern. In adjusted analysis, we found no difference in COPD features and outcomes between PREO-POSTN and PREN-POSTO subjects. Although both prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator spirometry are associated with chronic bronchitis, dyspnoea, exercise capacity and COPD radiographic findings, models that include postbronchodilator spirometric measures perform better than those with prebronchodilator measures to predict those outcomes. The predictive value of prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator spirometries are relatively similar for respiratory exacerbations, change in FEV1 and dyspnoea from phase 1 to phase 2 visits. Both prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator spirometry are associated with mortality, but models that include postbronchodilator spirometric measures perform better than models with prebronchodilator spirometry. About ...
We encourage you to print and place beside spirometry stations for quick reference. It is also recommended that anyone performing spirometry to become familiar with American Thoracic Society (ATS) standards (see ATS standardization statement). Here is a quick reference guide:. Spirometry Test Acceptability Requirements for Adults and for Children:. ...
Sir,I read with interest the article on hospital doctors assessment of baseline spirometry, by Stephenson and colleagues, in a recent issue of this journal.1 It is indeed a matter of great concern that only 12% of the respondents could accurately interpret all the five vitalographs given to them. What is still more disturbing is the fact that the correct interpretation for the third vitalograph was considered as combined defect. This vitalograph, in a 77-year-old man, shows a mild reduction in forced vital capacity (FVC) (63% of predicted) and a severe reduction in both the forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) and the FEV1/FVC ratio (30% and 38%, respectively). The volume-time curve provided is also flattened, indicating diminished expiratory flow. All these features are consistent with a obstructive rather than a combined defect. As per standard guidelines on interpretation of spirometry,2 an obstructive defect should be diagnosed when the decrease in FEV1 is out of proportion ...
The AARC Office Spirometry Certificate program provides non-respiratory therapists the necessary education for quality spirometry.
TY - JOUR. T1 - COPD Diagnostic Questionnaire (CDQ) for selecting at-risk patients for spirometry. T2 - A cross-sectional study in Australian general practice. AU - Stanley, Anthony J.. AU - Hasan, Iqbal. AU - Crockett, Alan J.. AU - Van Schayck, Onno C.P.. AU - Zwar, Nicholas A.. PY - 2014/7/10. Y1 - 2014/7/10. N2 - Background: Using the COPD Diagnostic Questionnaire (CDQ) as a selection tool for spirometry could potentially improve the efficiency and accuracy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis in at-risk patients. Aim: To identify an optimal single cut point for the CDQ that divides primary care patients into low or high likelihood of COPD, with the latter group undergoing spirometry. Methods: Former or current smokers aged 40-85 years with no prior COPD diagnosis were invited to a case-finding appointment with the practice nurse at various general practices in Sydney, Australia. The CDQ was collected and pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry was performed. Cases with ...
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The findings of this study are in contrast to those obtained by investigators who have queried physicians regarding their use of spirometry to confirm COPD diagnosis, in which at least 70% of physicians reported using spirometry for establishing a diagnosis, wrote Dr. Han.. This suggests there may be a difference between what physicians report and how they actually practice, continued Dr. Han.. In an editorial that accompanied the study, Paul Enright, M.D., of the University of Arizona, Tucson, and Philip Quanjer, M.D., of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, caution against over-reacting to the findings.. Drs. Enright and Quanjer wrote that either a widespread promotion of spirometry for COPD screening - as generously funded by pharmaceutical companies in some countries - or continued promotion of office spirometry testing for every adult smoker have the potential for causing more harm than good.. A better response, they said, would be to use spirometry to detect COPD in ...
Objective: False-negative (FN) uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be divided into those cases related to technological limitations of positron emission tomography (PET) and those related to inherent properties of neoplasms. Our goal was to clarify possible factors causing FN PET results in patients with solid-type pulmonary adenocarcinomas (PAs). Methods: From January 2007 to December 2014, of the 255 patients with p-stage-1 non-small-cell lung cancer observed and treated (surgically) in our institution, we retrospectively reviewed the PET/computed tomography (CT) records, the clinical information, the preoperative thin-section CT images, and the pathological features [classified by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) subtyping criteria] of 94 consecutive solid-type p-stage-1 PAs ...
RATIONALE: ATS estimates that the population attributable risk for COPD due to occupational exposure is 15%. Given the high societal cost, prevention of work-related COPD is a priority. Workplace spirometry monitoring can identify individuals with excessive lung function decline and trigger interventions. This activity depends critically on spirometry quality to minimize measurement error to enabl
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Spirometry is a common office test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale.. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.. The test works by measuring airflow into and out of your lungs.. To take a spirometry test, you sit and breathe into a small machine called a spirometer.. This medical device records the amount of air you breathe in and out and the speed of your breath.. Spirometry is a painless test that can often be done in your doctors office or in a nearby clinic.. The entire test usually takes less than 10 minutes, although sometimes it is repeated after taking a puffer medication. You will be asked to breathe through a mouthpiece while wearing a nose clip.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Choosing Wisely. T2 - Adherence by Physicians to Recommended Use of Spirometry in the Diagnosis and Management of Adult Asthma. AU - Sokol, Kristin C.. AU - Sharma, Gulshan. AU - Lin, Yu Li. AU - Goldblum, Randall M.. PY - 2015/5/1. Y1 - 2015/5/1. N2 - Purpose: The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) and the American Thoracic Society provide guidelines stating that physicians should use spirometry in the diagnosis and management of asthma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the trends, over a 10-year period, in the utilization of spirometry in patients newly diagnosed with asthma. We hypothesized that spirometry use would increase in physicians who care for asthma patients, especially since 2007, when the revised NAEPP guidelines were published. Methods: This retrospective cohort analysis of spirometry use in subjects newly diagnosed with asthma used a privately insured adult population for the years 2002-2011. Our primary outcome of interest was ...
Computerised Spirometry measures the forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in one second, and many more lung parameters including your lung age. It helps us in differentiating between obstructive and restrictive pattern of your disease. Different types of obstructive airway diseases like asthma copd can be easily picked by this investigation. A very useful tool used in our clinic for diagnosing as well as monitoring the progress and prognosis.. What is spirometry?. Spirometry is a test used for lung conditions, such as COPD* or asthma. It is a simple breathing test that measures the amount of air a person can blow out of the lungs (volume). It also measures how fast he or she can blow it out (flow). It is one of the best and most common lung function tests. Spirometry is often done in your healthcare providers office or in a clinic. Spirometry can detect COPD before symptoms become severe. Based on this test, your provider can tell if you have COPD and, if so, how severe it is.. What ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Official american thoracic society technical standards. T2 - Spirometry in the occupational setting. AU - Redlich, Carrie A.. AU - Tarlo, Susan M.. AU - Hankinson, John L.. AU - Townsend, Mary C.. AU - Eschenbacher, William L.. AU - Von Essen, Susanna G.. AU - Sigsgaard, Torben. AU - Weissman, David N.. PY - 2014/4/15. Y1 - 2014/4/15. N2 - Purpose: This document addresses aspects of the performance and interpretation of spirometry that are particularly important in the workplace, where inhalation exposures can affect lung function and cause or exacerbate lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or fibrosis. Methods: Issues that previous American Thoracic Society spirometry statements did not adequately address with respect to the workplace were identified for systematic review. Medline 1950-2012 and Embase 1980-2012 were searched for evidence related to the following: training for spirometry technicians; testing posture; appropriate reference values ...
Spirometry is used to measure a patients lung volume and air flow. It is an essential tool used in the diagnosis, assessment and monitoring of COPD.
Spirometry is the single most important test for the evaluation of respiratory function. The results are interpreted by comparing measured data with predicted values previously obtained from a reference population. Reference equations for spirometry have been discussed previously. The aim of this study was to compare reference values based on National Health and Nutrition Assessment Survey (NHANES III), European Community of Steel and Coal (ECSC), and Global Lung Initiative (GLI) equations in an elderly sample population. Subjects from the Geriatric Study on Health Effects of Air Quality in elder care centres who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled. Spirometry was performed according to international guidelines. The forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, and FEV1/FVC ratio were reported as percentages of the predicted value, and the lower limit of normality was calculated. Out of 260 elderly patients, 69.6% were women; the mean age was 83.0 ± 6.46 years with an age range of 65-95
Pulmonary function was assessed by spirometry in 5,201 ambulatory elderly participants of the Cardiovascular Health Study, sampled from four communities. A stringent quality assurance program exceeded American Thoracic Society (ATS) recommendations for spirometry. Less than 6% of the participants we …
There are different types of tests that can be performed with a spirometer. The most important ones are the Forced Vital Capacity and the reversibility test.
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BACKGROUND: The study evaluated the change in the prevalence of airflow obstruction in the U.S. population 40-79 years of age from years 1988-1994 to 2007-2010. METHODS: Spirometry data from two representative samples of the U.S. population, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) conducted in 1988-1994 and 2007-2010, were used. The American Thoracic Society/European Respira
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I found out a while back that the spirometry test, the part that tests dlco, involves carbon monoxide. Does anyone know what the other gas with it is, the tracer gas? I actually didnt notice I was being given gas at first. I normally read everything about a dr test before taking it, n the times i havent, thinking... oh its nothing, sounds simple enough... it always turns out to be the craziest medical idea ever. Such as when i thought i was just doing a videonystagmography test n didnt expect the part where air was blown into my ears n the actual GOAL was to cause nystagmus n dizziness, ...
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Spirometry is a common diagnostic test, frequently administered in a pulmonologists office. In order to get an accurate reading, it is important for the patient to follow directions exactly.. During the test, which takes approximately 15 minutes, the seated patient is instructed to inhale, and then exhale for several seconds into a tube attached to a machine called a spirometer. During the test, a clip may be put on the patients nostrils to keep them closed. The patients mouth should form a tight seal with the breathing tube, letting no air escape, and the patient should exhale completely, as hard and for as long as possible.. A typical patient takes the spirometry test three consecutive times to ensure consistent results. While the highest score is used as the final result, if there is too much discrepancy between the values, the patient may be asked to take the test again. Very often, the pulmonologist gives the patient a bronchodilator, which is a medication to open the lungs, between the ...
Spirometry, the most frequently performed pulmonary function test (PFT), is the cornerstone of occupational respiratory evaluation programs. The goal of this statement is to provide useful current information for all users of spirometry test results, from those who perform or supervise testing to those who only interpret or review results. The document is presented in a manner that allows those with specific interests to review those sections that are relevant to them. Four major topics are covered in this statement: (1) equipment performance, (2) conducting tests, (3) comparing results with reference values, and (4) evaluating results over time ...
Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). It measures lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is helpful in assessing breathing patterns that identify conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. It is also helpful as part of a system of health surveillance, in which breathing patterns are measured over time. Spirometry generates pneumotachographs, which are charts that plot the volume and flow of air coming in and out of the lungs from one inhalation and one exhalation. Spirometry is indicated for the following reasons: to diagnose or manage asthma to detect respiratory disease in patients presenting with symptoms of breathlessness, and to distinguish respiratory from cardiac disease as the cause to measure bronchial responsiveness in patients suspected of having asthma to diagnose and differentiate between obstructive lung ...
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Background/Objectives: In developing countries, spirometry has not been considered a part of routine medical check-up. The Purpose of the study was to establish the usefulness of spirometry as a primary screening tool in detecting air flow obstruction (AFO) during routine medical check-up (RMC). Methods: This was a hospital based, retrospective, non-randomized case series study of 3696 participants, who presented to hospital for routine medical check-up. All subjects were assisted at the Pulmonary Medicine Department, from January 2003 till December 2008 who, having met other inclusion criteria, underwent spirometry. Data were analyzed using proportion, group means, standard deviations and Pearson Chi Square test. Results: The overall yield from spirometry in detecting AFO was 211 Patients (5.7%), 174 males (6.1%) and 37 females (4.4%) (P=0.158, Pearson Chi Square test). Greater age at presentation and BMI correlated significantly with AFO in the target group (P=Conclusion: These results suggest that
What is a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)?. Pulmonary function tests are a broad range of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and exhale air and how efficiently they transfer oxygen into the blood.. Spirometry measures how well the lungs exhale. The information gathered during this test is useful in diagnosing certain types of lung disorders, but is most useful when assessing for obstructive lung diseases (especially asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD).. Lung volume measurement detects restrictive lung diseases. In this set of diseases, a person cannot inhale a normal volume of air. Restrictive lung diseases may be caused by inflammation or scarring of the lung tissue (interstitial lung disease) or by abnormalities of the muscles or skeleton of the chest wall.. Testing the diffusion capacity (also called the DLCO) permits an estimate of how efficiently the lungs transfer oxygen from the air into the bloodstream.. How the test is performed?. In a spirometry test, a ...
... (meaning the measuring of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). It measures lung ... FVC is the most basic maneuver in spirometry tests. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)[edit]. FEV1 is the volume of ... "CDC - Spirometry - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-31.. ... Device for spirometry. The patient places his or her lips around the blue mouthpiece. The teeth go between the nubs and the ...
Spirometry[edit]. Spirometry measures the amount of airflow obstruction present and is generally carried out after the use of a ... Evidence for using spirometry among those without symptoms in an effort to diagnose the condition earlier is of uncertain ... "Spirometry in practice - a practical guide to using spirometry in primary care". pp. 8-9. Archived from the original on 26 ... Spirometry is then used to confirm the diagnosis.[22][75] Screening those without symptoms is not recommended.[76] ...
Spirometry[edit]. Objective testing should begin with spirometry at rest. In true exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, the ...
Spirometry Respiratory system Lung volumes Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy Pulmonary function tests URL assessed on 27 December ... Dikshit, MB; Raje, S; Agrawal, MJ (2005). "Lung functions with spirometry: an Indian perspective--II: on the vital capacity of ... Even today, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Spirometry Training Guide that is linked to the Centers ... O'Brien, Matthew J. (April 2016). "Practice Safe Spirometry". RT , for Decision Makers in Respiratory Care: 10-12. Mcguire, ...
Spirometry. References[edit]. *^ Scott L. DeBoer (4 November 2004). Emergency Newborn Care. Trafford Publishing. p. 30. ISBN ... "Comprehensive integrated spirometry using raised volume passive and forced expirations and multiple-breath nitrogen washout in ...
Azad Khan, AK; Patra, RW; Banu, SA; Rabbee, MF (April 1970). "Spirometry in Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia". British Journal ... His publications include "A Case of Congenital Hyperbilirubinaemia (Dubin-Johnson Syndrome) in Pakistan" and "Spirometry in ...
Spirometry is a safe procedure; however, there is cause for concern regarding untoward reactions. The value of the test data ... Spirometry includes tests of pulmonary mechanics - measurements of FVC, FEV1, FEF values, forced inspiratory flow rates (FIFs ... The measurements taken by the spirometry device are used to generate a pneumotachograph that can help to assess lung conditions ... demonstrated that only a small minority of pulmonary function laboratories followed published guidelines for spirometry, lung ...
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Pulmonary reserve is measured by spirometry. If there is no evidence of undue shortness of breath or diffuse parenchymal lung ...
"Spirometry: A built-in 'correction' for race?". news.brown.edu. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April ... "Race Correction and Spirometry: Why History Matters". Chest. 159 (4): 1670-1675. 24 October 2020. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.10. ...
Spirometry is used to help detect, but not diagnose, respiratory issues like COPD, and asthma. It is a simple and cost ... Spirometry is the measure of lung function. The total lung capacity (TLC), functional residual capacity (FRC), residual volume ...
This can make spirometry difficult or impossible. This test is contraindicated in patients with severe airway obstruction due ... Also contraindicated by the presence of an aortic aneurysm, as spirometry will increase blood pressure, in proportion to both ... The degree of narrowing can then be quantified by spirometry. People with pre-existing airway hyperreactivity, such as ... a bronchodilator is administered to counteract the effects of the bronchoconstrictor before repeating the spirometry tests. ...
These tests may include spirometry and walking tests. Obstructive lung impairment is the most common finding but restrictive ... In people with demonstrated bronchodilator reversibility on spirometry, the use of inhaled bronchodilators resulted in improved ...
Vigorous incentive spirometry is used to prevent pneumonia. Some patients are allergic to one of the components of stainless ...
Lower airway obstruction can be measured using spirometry. A decreased FEV1/FVC ratio (versus the normal of about 80%) is ...
In children under the age of six the diagnosis is more difficult as they are too young for spirometry. Spirometry is ... It is reasonable to perform spirometry every one or two years to follow how well a person's asthma is controlled. The ... Diagnosis is usually based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time, and spirometry lung function testing. ... Testing peak expiratory flow is more variable than spirometry, however, and thus not recommended for routine diagnosis. It may ...
Spirometry tests measure how quickly air can be pushed out from the lungs and is useful in evaluating diseases that cause ... "CDC - Spirometry - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic". www.cdc.gov. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-02-01. "Biological ... and NIOSH-certified spirometry technicians. Medical surveillance targets actual health events or a change in a biologic ... spirometry (a measurement lung function), and audiometry. Screenings are performed at set intervals, often annually. The ...
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Incentive spirometry may be recommended to encourage larger breaths. About one million people are affected in the United States ...
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All children with asthma have spirometry and bronchodilator drug response measures. Burchard is also affiliated with the UCSF ...
PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS A Workshop on Simple Spirometry & Flow Volume Loops. Dr. S. Osborne, Dept. Cellular & Physiological ...
Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) was measured serially before spirometry and at 1-wk intervals. Spirometry was performed pre- and 5, ...
Morton, Darren P.; Callister, Robin (December 2006). "Spirometry Measurements During an Episode of Exercise-Related Transient ...
and to ensure your spirometry equipment meets current recommendations.. * Verification of Spirometry System Accuracy. Total run ... Spirometry Testing. Total run time: 18 min, 22 sec. This very important module reviews spirometry testing technique, and ... Spirometry is not a passive medical test! This introduction to the Learning Curves modules explains why spirometry. technicians ... Valid Spirometry Tests: Acceptable & Repeatable Maneuvers. Total run time: 15 min, 57 sec. What types of errors can occur ...
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... spirometry should be performed to establish the diagnosis of COPD in any patient who has a history of chronic cough, sputum ... conducted at the Corpus Christi Medical Center in South Texas assessed the accuracy of diagnoses and utilization of spirometry ... Sixty-five patient records were reviewed and only 29 percent of the patients had spirometry testing or had results available. ... GOLD guidelines provide clear standards on which patients to evaluate with spirometry and how to perform and interpret the ...
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  • Spirometry is helpful in assessing breathing patterns that identify conditions such as asthma , pulmonary fibrosis , cystic fibrosis , and COPD . (wikipedia.org)
  • A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates that over-reliance on radiological changes alone may result in detection of clinically insignificant disease. (news-medical.net)
  • Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test used to diagnose various pulmonary diseases, like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (aarc.org)
  • LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2016)- According to the recommendations of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spirometry should be performed to establish the diagnosis of COPD in any patient who has a history of chronic cough, sputum production, difficulty breathing, or exposure to risk factors. (eurekalert.org)
  • Spirometry is an important tool for assessing conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. (adinstruments.com)
  • Spirometry for diagnosing COPD needs to be done when a patient is at their best to avoid over-diagnosis - that's why we bronchodilate beforehand. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • The gold standard for diagnosing COPD is through pulmonary function testing, of which spirometry is the major component. (zocdoc.com)
  • In a cross-sectional study, primary care physicians underestimated the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 41% of patients and overestimated severity in 29% of patients when compared with immediate, in-office spirometry. (aafp.org)
  • Chronic respiratory symptoms, spirometry and knowledge of COPD among general population. (nih.gov)
  • This study analyses the frequency of respiratory symptoms and the knowledge about COPD in the general population, together with the use of spirometry in individuals at risk of COPD. (nih.gov)
  • The most effective and common method for diagnosing COPD is spirometry . (healthline.com)
  • Spirometry is a tool that plays an important role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - from the moment your doctor thinks you have COPD all the way through its treatment and management. (healthline.com)
  • Spirometry can detect COPD even in its earliest stage, even before any obvious symptoms are noticeable. (healthline.com)
  • Regular use of spirometry for progression tracking is important when it comes to COPD treatment . (healthline.com)
  • A spirometry test is a tool you and your doctor can use to determine which COPD treatments are right for you at each stage of the disease. (healthline.com)
  • Early COPD Diagnosis in Family Medicine Practice: How to Implement Spirometry? (hindawi.com)
  • Spirometry is the only recognized method to definitively diagnose COPD. (philips.co.uk)
  • Increased spirometry use in COPD is critical for patients and physicians alike. (philips.co.uk)
  • The aim of public spirometry tests is to raise awareness of airways diseases such as asthma and COPD, and the importance of measuring lung function with spirometry if you are part of a risk group. (ki.se)
  • Only a third of primary care patients with COPD have had spirometry, according to an analysis of the General Practice Research Database. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • NICE guidelines for the diagnosis and follow-up of COPD recommended the use of spirometry to measure and confirm the presence of airflow obstruction. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • Researchers identified all newly diagnosed patients with COPD in the database between 2004 and 2007, and recorded the proportion who had spirometry measurements taken between three before and twelve months after diagnosis of COPD. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • Spirometry can help your doctor to diagnose and judge the severity of various lung diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. (thelondonclinic.co.uk)
  • 4) Do you use spirometry more for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma? (dovepress.com)
  • No internists used spirometry regularly for asthma patients, and 22% used it more for COPD. (dovepress.com)
  • NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Spirometry testing in a primary care setting significantly improves early identification of COPD, says a study published in the April issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. (hmenews.com)
  • The study found that by using spirometry, the gold standard for diagnosing COPD, primary care physicians nearly doubled the number of "known" COPD cases. (hmenews.com)
  • In addition, of all newly diagnosed cases of COPD, 42 percent would have remained undetected without the use of spirometry. (hmenews.com)
  • Without the use of spirometry by primary care physicians, nearly half of our patients with COPD will remain undiagnosed. (hmenews.com)
  • In the study known as the DIDASCO project, researchers from Katholieke University compared the effectiveness and accuracy of office spirometry and a screening questionnaire as used by primary care physicians to detect early stages of COPD. (hmenews.com)
  • Primary care physicians, trained in the use of spirometry and the management of COPD and asthma, screened a total of 3,408 patients between the ages of 35 and 70 over a 12-week period. (hmenews.com)
  • As shown in our study, office spirometry nearly doubled the number of known cases of COPD in our target patient population, which reinforces the need for spirometry testing in general physician practice. (hmenews.com)
  • Primary care physicians play a key role in the detection of COPD and should be encouraged to learn the technique of spirometry and incorporate the screening method into regular practice. (hmenews.com)
  • Five hundred fifty-eight healthy children, ages 6-14 years, attending Navajo Nation elementary schools in Arizona, were asked to perform spirometry to develop population-specific and tribe-specific nomograms for forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (FEV1), and FEV1 Ratio (FEV1/FVC). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Twelve people already performed spirometry testing in adults, but none had previously had training to perform spirometry in children. (nice.org.uk)
  • At The London Clinic, our team of doctors perform spirometry to determine how well your lungs are working. (thelondonclinic.co.uk)
  • a good correlation between Bhalla scores with spirometry confirmed its usefulness in evaluating and monitoring patients with cystic fibrosis, given it can be used both in patients who are unable to perform spirometry as well as for a pooled analysis of the two examinations since the HRCT scans show early changes in patients with normal function tests. (scielo.br)
  • Spirometry is frequently used to evaluate lung function in people with obstructive or restrictive lung diseases such as asthma or cystic fibrosis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Is spirometry essential in diagnosing asthma? (google.com)
  • Patients with undiagnosed asthma who consult repeatedly with symptoms ranging in severity may demonstrate perfectly normal spirometry. (google.com)
  • The diagnosis is clear cut if spirometry in a patient with a history suggestive of asthma demonstrates airflow obstruction with reversibility. (google.com)
  • Spirometry for suspected asthma should be done pre- and post-bronchodilator and often needs repeating as it can be normal at a planned visit if symptoms are absent. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • Before a diagnosis of asthma can be made, a doctor will take a medical history and order some lung-function tests, such as a spirometry test. (asthma.org.au)
  • A spirometry test, or lung function test, measures how well your lungs are working, and whether a condition (such as asthma) could be affecting your breathing. (asthma.org.au)
  • Bronchoprovocation testing may be used if spirometry results are normal and allergen- or exercise-induced asthma is suspected. (aafp.org)
  • National Asthma Council Australia thanks Professor Johns for reviewing the 2008 edition in preparation for the current edition, Eleonora (Nory) Del Colle for providing data for Figure 4, and Queensland Health Spirometry Training Program for permission to adopt its interpretation algorithm (Figure 11). (nationalasthma.org.au)
  • Although spirometry may not always be necessary to diagnose asthma, it's very useful to find out how asthmatic lungs are functioning. (womenshealthmatters.ca)
  • Spirometry testing is a simple way to find out if your child's lungs or airways are obstructed (blocked) in any way because of asthma or other conditions that affect breathing. (chp.edu)
  • The NICE guideline on asthma (NG80) recommends that spirometry, bronchodilator reversibility, and fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) testing should be available to support asthma diagnosis across all care settings, and spirometry monitored at each asthma review in children aged five years and over. (nice.org.uk)
  • CHAMPIONS was a prospective study designed to evaluate the resources required to implement routine spirometry and FeNO testing for children in primary care, and to explore their clinical utility in diagnosing and monitoring children's asthma. (nice.org.uk)
  • We conducted a large prospective observational cohort study to explore the feasibility of implementing spirometry and FeNO testing for children with diagnosed or suspected asthma managed within the community, and to explore the clinical utility of implementing spirometry and FeNO on childhood asthma diagnosis and monitoring in primary care. (nice.org.uk)
  • The main aims of this study were to evaluate the training and capacity requirements of general practices in order for them to deliver routine spirometry and FeNO testing for children aged 5-16 years, to quantify the prevalence of abnormal lung function, and to explore the relationship between reported asthma control and objective test results. (nice.org.uk)
  • Guideline recommendations promoting the routine use of spirometry in asthma diagnosis and monitoring in children are not new, albeit not stated as explicitly as within the latest NICE guideline. (nice.org.uk)
  • Does a normal spirometry rule out asthma? (healthtap.com)
  • Normal spirometry is the usual finding with intermittent & mild persistent asthma - at least when symptoms of asthma are not present. (healthtap.com)
  • Spirometry can still be useful to diagnose asthma in these situations. (healthtap.com)
  • Spirometry measurements are essential for diagnosing and managing asthma and emphysema . (healthtap.com)
  • 2) Do you use spirometry for asthma patients? (dovepress.com)
  • In family practice only 14% used spirometry routinely at each visit for asthma patients. (dovepress.com)
  • RATIONALE: Accurate reference values for spirometry are important because the results are used for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, estimating physiologic impairment, and predicting all-cause mortality. (rti.org)
  • Spirometry is not a passive medical test! (cdc.gov)
  • This introduction to the Learning Curves modules explains why spirometry technicians must be trained to achieve valid test results. (cdc.gov)
  • This very important module reviews spirometry testing technique, and includes tips for preparing the test area, asking pre-screening questions, preparing the subject, demonstrating the maneuver, coaching, and how to recognize acceptable curves. (cdc.gov)
  • Spirometry is a common test used to assess lung and pulmonary function. (google.com)
  • Spirometry is a quick, painless test using a tool called a spirometer to measure how much air a person's lungs can hold. (kidshealth.org)
  • You can help prepare your child for spirometry by explaining the importance of following the instructions of the person giving the test. (kidshealth.org)
  • Spirometry usually takes 5-30 minutes, depending on the number of times the test is done. (kidshealth.org)
  • If you have questions or concerns about spirometry, speak with your doctor or the person giving the test. (kidshealth.org)
  • Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that provides information about the function of the lungs that can be used for a variety of purposes. (news-medical.net)
  • Thoracic, abdominal, or cerebral aneurysms Cataracts or recent eye surgery Recent thoracic or abdominal surgery Nausea, vomiting, or acute illness Recent or current viral infection Undiagnosed hypertension The spirometry test is performed using a device called a spirometer, which comes in several different varieties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to the patient cooperation required, spirometry can only be used on children old enough to comprehend and follow the instructions given (6 years old or more), and only on patients who are able to understand and follow instructions - thus, this test is not suitable for patients who are unconscious, heavily sedated, or have limitations that would interfere with vigorous respiratory efforts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spirometry can also be part of a bronchial challenge test, used to determine bronchial hyperresponsiveness to either rigorous exercise, inhalation of cold/dry air, or with a pharmaceutical agent such as methacholine or histamine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that is used to measure and evaluate the function of the lungs for a variety of purposes. (news-medical.net)
  • For example, recent surgery to the head, chest, stomach or eye regions may be affected by the pressure and heal incorrectly due to a spirometry test conducted shortly after the procedure. (news-medical.net)
  • Is spirometry the most practical test? (google.com)
  • I have recently had a spirometry test and it says at the bottom :- Severa Obstruction and Low vital cannot rule out Superimposed Restriction, could you please explain what this sentance means. (medhelp.org)
  • Thankyou very much for your reply, I recently had a HRCT scan, which showed Severe Emphysema, as a Doctor do you think my Spirometry test reading shows the right diagnosis? (medhelp.org)
  • You require clarification to determine if spirometry test results constitute a medical record as well as who is responsible for maintaining medical records. (osha.gov)
  • Are spirometry test results considered an employee medical record and are these results required to be maintained for the duration of employment plus 30 years per OSHA's Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records standard (29 CFR 1910.1020)? (osha.gov)
  • The Respirable Crystalline Silica and Respiratory Protection standards do not authorize the transfer of spirometry test or other medical records to employers. (osha.gov)
  • A spirometry test is one of the more common type of lung function test done in a doctor's office. (aafa.org)
  • Your doctor may have you take a spirometry test at each checkup to track changes in your lung function or to see how well your medicines are working. (aafa.org)
  • These tests can be completed in the physician's office by non-respiratory therapists, but a quality spirometry test requires training and practice. (aarc.org)
  • The AARC Office Spirometry Certificate program provides non-respiratory therapists the necessary education for quality spirometry as well as an opportunity to demonstrate skill in performing the test. (aarc.org)
  • Also, billing criteria for ekg, actual test, not reading it and the same for spirometry? (aapc.com)
  • Sixth Sense Healthcare Innovations collaborated on the digital spirometry test with medical device company Medical International Research , a third party developer and University of Pennsylvania. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Among the things a spirometry test measures is the volume of air that can be forcibly blown out in one second, to assess lung capacity. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Spirometry is a lung function test which measures the amount (volume) and speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled or exhaled from the lungs. (adinstruments.com)
  • Comparing the spirometry measurements with previous measurements on a test subject is the most valuable information that can be gained from a spirometry test. (personneltoday.com)
  • The VC spirometry test is performed, with enthusiastic coaching from the operator. (personneltoday.com)
  • A spirometry test is safe, simple and painless. (asthma.org.au)
  • Spirometry is a physiological test that measures how an individual inhales or exhales volumes of air as a function of time. (ersjournals.com)
  • Spirometry is invaluable as a screening test of general respiratory health in the same way that blood pressure provides important information about general cardiovascular health. (ersjournals.com)
  • This test combines spirometry with the use of a bronchodilator , which is medicine to help open up your airways. (healthline.com)
  • For this test, you'll undergo a standard spirometry test to get a baseline measurement of how well your lungs are working. (healthline.com)
  • Then, after about 15 minutes, you'll take a dose of bronchodilator medication and repeat the spirometry test. (healthline.com)
  • Spirometry is a simple, one-breath, breathing test that measures lung function and can easily determine whether a person has any predisposition to having lung disease. (independent.com)
  • Spirometry, the most frequently performed pulmonary function test (PFT), is the cornerstone of occupational respiratory evaluation programs. (acoem.org)
  • The goal of this statement is to provide useful current information for all users of spirometry test results, from those who perform or supervise testing to those who only interpret or review results. (acoem.org)
  • Just got the results from my spirometry test. (copdfoundation.org)
  • Spirometry is a test that measures the amount of air a person's lungs can move in and out and at what rate. (conehealth.com)
  • This coaching will sound familiar if you've ever performed a breathing test known as spirometry. (cdc.gov)
  • Modules include an overview of practicum training, spirometry equipment, verification of system accuracy, testing procedures, determining valid spirometry, and reporting test results. (cdc.gov)
  • For Cystic Fibrosis, the spirometry test given by the clinic is a very important measurement. (cysticfibrosis.com)
  • Moreover, when compared with past test results, spirometry offers insight into trends in the patient's condition. (cysticfibrosis.com)
  • Spirometry is a simple and easy lung function test that can provide your doctor with crucial information about your lungs, yet it's often overlooked and under-used - even in women who are at risk for lung disease. (womenshealthmatters.ca)
  • Spirometry is a test that measures the size of your lungs and how well you can empty them," says Dr. Anna Day, a respirologist at Women's College Hospital. (womenshealthmatters.ca)
  • Dr. Day recommends that all smokers and former smokers over age 40 have at least one screening spirometry test. (womenshealthmatters.ca)
  • McNemar's test was used to compare the number of patients who were able to provide spirometry results with each interface. (bmj.com)
  • Spirometry is the most important tool in diagnosing pulmonary disease and is the most frequently performed pulmonary function test. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The spirometry test itself only takes a few minutes, but the test may need to be repeated after 15 to 20 minutes. (chp.edu)
  • The spirometry test will be overseen by a physician, but the actual test will be performed by the technician. (chp.edu)
  • Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test that measures how well a person moves air in and out of the lungs. (ehstoday.com)
  • The spirometry test may detect breathing problems or significant changes in a worker's lung function at an early stage. (ehstoday.com)
  • Spirometry is the best available test for early detection of decreasing or abnormal lung function," said OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels. (ehstoday.com)
  • The companion document, OSHA-NIOSH Worker Info , explains to workers the importance of taking a spirometry test, what to do during the test and their right to receive an explanation and copy of test results. (ehstoday.com)
  • A spirometry test often is the first and most common test used to check lung capacity. (humana.com)
  • A spirometry test may help evaluate your lung function so you can determine your treatment options, such as pulmonary rehabilitation. (humana.com)
  • How is a spirometry test done? (humana.com)
  • When you take a spirometry test, you breathe into the mouthpiece of a recording device called a spirometer. (humana.com)
  • Depending on the results of the spirometry test, the doctor may order a chest X-ray to rule out other conditions. (humana.com)
  • 1 If you struggle with breathing daily, a spirometry test may help you better understand what's going on and find relief. (humana.com)
  • Accuracy Of Lung Function Test Questioned ( Spirometry is one of the most common pu. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The spirometer measures both the amount of air expelled and how quickly the air was expelled from the lungs.New research brings to light some common problems with a spirometry test. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Spirometry is used to test lung function. (merckmanuals.com)
  • At the conclusion of this course, students will be capable of recognizing acceptable spirometry maneuvers and will learn how to interpret test results while decreasing the false positive and false negative rate of obstructive and restrictive lung disease patterns. (drmckay.com)
  • This course is a "must" for persons who need comprehensive training to properly interpret spirometry test results. (drmckay.com)
  • Spirometry is a test performed used to evaluate for lung disease. (healthtap.com)
  • Spirometry is a test of lung physiology usually performed in outpatient settings, not in an icu. (healthtap.com)
  • This course covers all aspects of spirometry measurement including test interpretation. (artp.org.uk)
  • However, on its own, spirometry does not lead clinicians directly to an aetiological diagnosis. (ersjournals.com)
  • Use of spirometry is essential for the accurate diagnosis of respiratory disease but it is underused in both primary and specialist care. (nih.gov)
  • The participants were not told prior to the session that we were specifically interested in their views about spirometry but discussion was moderated to elicit their approaches to the diagnosis of a breathless patient, their use of investigations and their learning preferences. (nih.gov)
  • Whilst their theoretical knowledge embraced the possibility of a non-respiratory cause for breathlessness, neither undergraduates nor junior doctors spontaneously mentioned the use of spirometry in the diagnosis of respiratory disease. (nih.gov)
  • More explicit training is needed regarding the role of spirometry in the diagnosis and management of those with lung disease and this necessitates both practical experience and training in interpretation of the data. (nih.gov)
  • Can you tell me how spirometry aid in their diagnosis? (healthtap.com)
  • Standardization of Spirometry 2019 Update. (medscape.com)
  • The standards used to describe the quality of spirometry measurements are from the Standardization of Spirometry 2019 Update. (medscape.com)
  • The Spirometry Handbook for primary care is intended as a guide for health professionals performing and interpreting spirometry in clinical practice, to ensure that high-quality testing is available and accessible for those with respiratory conditions. (nationalasthma.org.au)
  • Quality of routine spirometry tests in Dutch general practices," The British Journal of General Practice , vol. 59, no. 569, pp. e376-e382, 2009. (hindawi.com)
  • Discover the consequences of not using spirometry and the benefits you can expect from making it your standard practice. (philips.co.uk)
  • Using a network of ARTP Spirometry Centres , we offer a robust system of accreditation catering for practitioners with a variety of experience and clinical practice. (artp.org.uk)
  • This training programme is aimed at all healthcare professionals who require a comprehensive understanding and the basic skills in spirometry practice. (ersnet.org)
  • Covers spirometry theory and practice, the teaching methods include online modules and classroom learning. (ersnet.org)
  • Participants who successfully complete Part I will acquire knowledge and basic skills but are not yet considered competent in the independent practice of spirometry. (ersnet.org)
  • In our preliminary work, we identified that lack of time, clinic capacity, and lack of training and expertise were the most commonly cited reasons against the routine use of spirometry and FeNO in UK general practice. (nice.org.uk)
  • To determine the use of spirometry in family practice, internal medicine, and pediatric outpatient settings. (dovepress.com)
  • Family practice physicians were the least likely to use spirometry. (dovepress.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS: For patients of Dominican and Puerto Rican background who present with pulmonary symptoms in clinical practice, use of background-specific spirometry reference equations may provide more appropriate predicted and lower limit of normal values, enabling more accurate diagnoses of abnormality and physiologic impairment. (rti.org)
  • Spirometry generates pneumotachographs, which are charts that plot the volume and flow of air coming in and out of the lungs from one inhalation and one exhalation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spirometry tells health care professionals how well the lungs are working. (kidshealth.org)
  • Spirometry is a painless study of air volume and flow rate within the lungs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • He listened to my lungs, told me it all sounded good but if it'd help me sleep better, he'd order a spirometry for me. (copdfoundation.org)
  • Spirometry can be used to measure how much air the lungs can hold and how quickly air can be exhaled. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Spirometry testing measures air flow in the lungs, and is one of the most widely used tests to measure lung function or pulmonary function. (chp.edu)
  • Spirometry is a way of measuring how well your lungs are functioning. (thelondonclinic.co.uk)
  • A spirometry is a measurement of velocity (speed) of air coming in & out of the lungs which equals the diameter of the airways. (healthtap.com)
  • Spirometry measures how well & how quickly you can fill & empty your lungs. (healthtap.com)
  • What is normal spirometry? (cdc.gov)
  • Another major limitation is the fact that many intermittent or mild asthmatics have normal spirometry between acute exacerbation, limiting spirometry's usefulness as a diagnostic. (wikipedia.org)
  • A person with Normal Spirometry will have lung volumes and flow rates within the normal range for people their age, sex and height. (priory.com)
  • The use of these predicted values for spirometry has been supported globally, including endorsements from the European Respiratory Society, the ATS, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, and the Asian Pacific Society for Respirology. (medscape.com)
  • Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants are participants in 2010: The Year of the Lung and World Spirometry Day, and will be performing free spirometry testing on Friday, October 15 from 1 to 5pm at their office at 2403 Castillo Street on the second floor of the Cottage Outpatient Surgery Building. (independent.com)
  • This year, Friday, October 15, 2010, has been planned as World Spirometry Day in Santa Barbara County. (independent.com)
  • The Centre for Allergy Research (CfA) invites everyone to come and measure their lung function at the World Spirometry Day event on 2-3 October 2014 at the Central Station in Stockholm. (ki.se)
  • The Cotton Dust Standard promulgated by OSHA in 1978 gives NIOSH the responsibility to approve courses in spirometry for instruction of those individuals who will be administering spirometry tests to employees who are exposed to cotton dust. (cdc.gov)
  • Spirometry is also useful to determine the baseline lung function of an individual, providing a point of reference that to compare future results against and notice any changes that occur over time. (news-medical.net)
  • Spirometry is generally considered to be very safe and it rarely results in complications for patients. (news-medical.net)
  • Where an employer contracts with a PLHCP to provide spirometry tests to employees, who is responsible for maintaining records of the results for such tests? (osha.gov)
  • Do the Respirable Crystalline Silica and Respiratory Protection standards allow PLHCPs to provide employers with records of the results of spirometry tests for purposes of maintaining those records? (osha.gov)
  • Sixty-five patient records were reviewed and only 29 percent of the patients had spirometry testing or had results available. (eurekalert.org)
  • What is recommended regarding interpretation of spirometry results in pulmonary function testing? (medscape.com)
  • The report is in accordance with the previously published recommendations of the ATS that called for the elimination of a fixed percent of predicted cut point to determine normality and a fixed lower limit of normal of the FEV 1 /FVC ratio to identify airway obstruction, both of which have been shown to result in significant misclassification of spirometry results. (medscape.com)
  • Faulty spirometry results? (copdfoundation.org)
  • Spirometry results help determine which type of lung disease you have and its severity. (healthline.com)
  • Different reference values/equations are available for interpretation of spirometry results. (scirp.org)
  • Recognize important components of spirometry standards that impact interpretation of results. (drmckay.com)
  • Recognize conditions that affect spirometry results. (drmckay.com)
  • Results: It was found that pediatricians used spirometry 66% of the time, family practitioners 47% of the time, and internal medicine practitioners 60% of the time. (dovepress.com)
  • Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath ) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). (wikipedia.org)
  • Spirometry is routinely included in pre-surgical tests to evaluate the risk of pulmonary complications prior to undertaking some surgical procedures. (news-medical.net)
  • However, there are some instances when spirometry tests can do more harm than good and are contraindicated. (news-medical.net)
  • Additionally, unstable angina, uncontrolled hypertension or a recent myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke are also contraindications for spirometry tests. (news-medical.net)
  • GOLD guidelines provide clear standards on which patients to evaluate with spirometry and how to perform and interpret the tests. (eurekalert.org)
  • Spirometry tests are not usually performed on children under six years old. (asthma.org.au)
  • Although there are different types of pulmonary function tests, this article focuses on office-based spirometry. (aafp.org)
  • Spirometry tests lung function by measuring how much and how hard a person can exhale after a maximum breath. (cdc.gov)
  • This hands-on workshop is tailored to the needs of your lab/office and staff required to conduct spirometry tests. (michener.ca)
  • Spirometry tests from 284 girls and 274 boys met American Thoracic Society quality control standards. (biomedsearch.com)
  • FVC is the basic manoeuvre in spirometry tests. (priory.com)
  • A detailed guidance statement developed by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational and Environmental Lung Disorders Committee updates previous ACOEM guidance on spirometry, the lung function tests that help to prevent occupational respiratory diseases. (ohsonline.com)
  • The statement also strongly recommends that all technicians conducting occupational spirometry tests successfully complete an initial NIOSH-approved spirometry course and NIOSH-approved refresher courses every five years. (ohsonline.com)
  • We are pleased to join with OSHA in emphasizing the important role of spirometry in preventing costly, debilitating and potentially fatal occupational lung diseases," said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. "These tests are a vital component of health and safety programs in workplaces where workers may be exposed to hazardous airborne contaminants. (ehstoday.com)
  • If you would like to renew your certification you will be required to resubmit some parts of the online porftfolio, including calibration, quality assurance and produce 10 spirometry tests that you have personally performed. (ersnet.org)
  • Spirometry is one of the most common pulmonary lung function tests. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Spirometry is the commonest form of lung function tests. (thelondonclinic.co.uk)
  • This one day course is ideal for all health professionals who desire a comprehensive course designed specifically for interpretation of spirometry tests. (drmckay.com)
  • Spirometry tests were obtained from 703 of the symptomatic patients and 10 percent of asymptomatic patients. (hmenews.com)
  • CF patients typically undergo pulmonary function testing, also known as spirometry, at medical facilities during quarterly check-ups, during an exacerbation to gauge the severity of the decline, or after a period of antibiotic treatment in order to determine its efficacy. (cysticfibrosis.com)
  • The new guidance document for employers clarifies what spirometry is, when it is needed and critical elements that employers can use to evaluate the quality of spirometry services provided to their workers. (ehstoday.com)
  • The Snowbird workshop held in 1979 resulted in the first American Thoracic Society (ATS) statement on the standardisation of spirometry 1 . (ersjournals.com)
  • Without a documented daily accuracy check, your spirometry measurements are useless, no matter how accurate you believe your spirometer to be. (personneltoday.com)
  • They usually involve breathing or blowing into a piece of equipment, and can range from performing the same manoeuvre several times (as in Spirometry , please see the video) to more complex measurements involving breathing specialist gas mixtures (such as a gas transfer measurement). (artp.org.uk)
  • Spirometry is a diagnostic tool to evaluate respiratory distress/insufficiency that may affect respirator use. (scirp.org)
  • As some workers were able to qualify for respirator use based on questionnaire alone but failed respirator clearance after pulmonary function testing, it is recommended that spirometry is used to evaluate clearance for all workers who will use a respirator in the workplace. (scirp.org)
  • Spirometry is used to establish baseline lung function, evaluate dyspnea, detect pulmonary disease, monitor effects of therapies used to treat respiratory disease, evaluate respiratory impairment or disability, evaluate operative risk, and perform surveillance for occupational-related lung disease. (medscape.com)
  • Valid spirometry testing requires full participant effort and a carefully trained technician. (cdc.gov)
  • A patient at the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Lung Center and a paramedic have developed a digital spirometry app to monitor pulmonary function from home on an iPhone. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Conduct spirometry, respiratory gas analysis and metabolic studies with this basics kit (requires PowerLab and LabChart). (adinstruments.com)
  • Thus researchers say that those who conduct spirometry need to be aw. (bio-medicine.org)
  • For many patients with MND who have facial or bulbar muscle weakness, standard spirometry with a mouthpiece or tube is inaccurate due to mouth leaks as they are unable to effectively seal their lips around the tube/mouthpiece. (bmj.com)
  • However, the use of the NHANES III spirometry reference equations for Caucasian children may not result in significant misclassification in clinical settings providing that a maximal effort is given by the Navajo child being tested. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Is spirometry needed to diagnose emphysema? (zocdoc.com)
  • A stepwise approach to spirometry allows for ease and reliability of interpretation. (aafp.org)
  • There are, however, some areas of uncertainty regarding the interpretation of spirometry outcomes. (scirp.org)
  • This class will distinguish spirometry parameters that are useful and not useful for interpretation. (drmckay.com)
  • Thank you for your letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Directorate of Enforcement Programs, regarding the retention of spirometry records under OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica standards, 29 CFR 1910.1053 and 29 CFR 1926.1153, and OSHA's Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. (osha.gov)
  • Your company provides National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved spirometry training to physicians or other licensed health care professionals (PLHCP). (osha.gov)
  • This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved training is designed to provide a review of current spirometry testing standards and guidelines, common errors and corrective actions, and how to differentiate between normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed lung disease patterns. (uiowa.edu)
  • OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed two guidance documents, one for workers and one for employers, describing the use of spirometry testing to help reduce and prevent worker exposure to respiratory hazards. (ehstoday.com)
  • Q. How do you interpret spirometry readings? (priory.com)
  • Interpret spirometry graphs as to the type of pattern. (drmckay.com)
  • Please note that the Spirometry Extension is not intended for clinical testing of lung function. (adinstruments.com)
  • to correlate the findings of high resolution computed tomography of the chest based on the Bhalla score with the clinical data and spirometry in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, and to study the concordance between two radiologists for the Bhalla score and its categories. (scielo.br)
  • Smokers, elderly individuals, and patients with CAD are at an increased risk of lung function abnormalities and therefore should undergo spirometry. (scielo.br)
  • Spirometry testing is totally painless, but your child will need to cooperate and follow directions. (chp.edu)
  • The spirometry reference equations from the healthy boys and girls were developed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The resulting population-specific spirometry reference equations should be used when testing Navajo children ages 6-14 years. (biomedsearch.com)
  • OBJECTIVES: To develop spirometry reference equations for adult Hispanic/Latino background groups in the United States. (rti.org)
  • We concluded that for FEV1, FEF25-75, and PEF the effects of a reduced inspiratory position during forced expiratory spirometry can be accurately and precisely estimated for most individuals by having each perform several forced expiratory maneuvers from varying inspiratory positions. (epa.gov)
  • The new film, Learning Curves: Technical Procedures for Spirometry Testing in the Occupational Setting , consists of seven downloadable video modules intended to support the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program curriculum and assist occupational health professionals. (cdc.gov)
  • What is the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program? (cdc.gov)
  • The NIOSH Spirometry Training program approves various sponsors to teach these courses within the U. S. and internationally. (cdc.gov)
  • Links on the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program web page include course schedules, a searchable map, and sponsor contact information. (cdc.gov)
  • Warme Shoab Muzmin (Chronic Bronchitis) and Spirometry. (ozon.ru)
  • The book Warme Shoab Muzmin (chronic bronchitis) and spirometry is actually dissertation submitted by me to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of M.D in Moalejat (Medicine). (ozon.ru)
  • Our survey was inspired by a study at Johns Hopkins which found that home spirometry twice daily could detect an exacerbation an average of 16 days before patients knew to seek care for their symptoms. (cysticfibrosis.com)
  • Spirometry, however, can detect early changes even before chronic lung disease develops. (womenshealthmatters.ca)
  • In this document, the most important aspects of spirometry are the forced vital capacity (FVC), which is the volume delivered during an expiration made as forcefully and completely as possible starting from full inspiration, and the forced expiratory volume (FEV) in one second, which is the volume delivered in the first second of an FVC manoeuvre. (ersjournals.com)
  • Recommended Waiting Time for Performing Forced Spirometry After Having Taken Bronchodilator Medication. (archbronconeumol.org)
  • Q. What standards/procedures are recommended when taking spirometry readings? (priory.com)
  • Furthermore, Spirometry may be ordered before a planned surgery to check if your lung function is adequate for the rigors of an operation. (google.com)
  • Similarly to most decisions in healthcare, the final decision as to whether to use spirometry to gather information about the pulmonary function depends on the individual case. (news-medical.net)
  • What are contraindications to spirometry in pulmonary function testing? (medscape.com)
  • There are a number of techniques available for assessing lung function using spirometry in order to support acquisition and analysis of flow, lung volumes, respiratory and pulmonary pressures and lung sounds from human subjects. (adinstruments.com)
  • High-quality, office-based spirometry provides diagnostic information as useful and reliable as testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. (aafp.org)
  • 6 High-quality spirometry performed in a family physician's office is comparable to testing performed in a pulmonary function laboratory. (aafp.org)
  • Spirometry outcomes provide valuable diagnostic information regarding pulmonary function that may lead to a determination of respirator fitness. (scirp.org)
  • Spirometry (spy-ROM-a-tree) is a simple way for the doctor to measure your child's lung function, and to tell how well his or her medications are working. (chp.edu)
  • A. Spirometry provides an objective measurement of lung function. (priory.com)
  • With over 35 years of experience in the design and delivery of lung function services, ARTP provides the only national, professionally recognised, qualifications in Respiratory Function Testing and Spirometry in the UK. (artp.org.uk)
  • Patients referred for cardiac CT underwent spirometry and were subsequently divided into two groups, namely normal lung function and abnormal lung function. (scielo.br)
  • Spirometry is performed to assess lung function. (healthtap.com)
  • Is spirometry used in critical care only to measure lung function? (healthtap.com)
  • The flow/volume curve and lung volumes were respectively assessed by an open-circuit spirometry and plethysmography. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Q. What's the difference between spirometry measurement and peak flow reading? (priory.com)
  • HealthKit - Apple has added a data type for HealthKit for spirometry, which is the measurement of lung capacity. (macobserver.com)
  • Become a champion for routine spirometry among your care team and help create value for patients and your institution alike. (philips.co.uk)
  • Multiple barriers seemed to prevent routine use of spirometry, but no one barrier accounted for the majority. (dovepress.com)
  • A. Spirometry devices record the whole of the FVC manoeuvre against time, allowing the dynamics of the resulting time/volume curve to be examined. (priory.com)
  • Never carry out spirometry during a respiratory infection or exacerbation. (pulsetoday.co.uk)