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*  Spirometry
... or have limitations that would interfere with vigorous respiratory efforts. Other types of lung function tests are available ... "Interpretative strategies for lung function tests". The European Respiratory Journal. 26 (5): 948-68. doi:10.1183/09031936.05. ... "General considerations for lung function testing". European Respiratory Journal. 26 (1): 153-161. doi:10.1183/09031936.05. ... is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). It measures lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or ...
*  André Frédéric Cournand
Kenéz, J (Nov 1975). "A.F. Cournand, pioneer in respiratory function testing". Orvosi hetilap. 116 (46): 2725-7. PMID 1105289. ...
*  Hyperinflation therapy
The respiratory therapist typically decides which method is best for each patient. Pulmonary Function Testing Respiratory ... Hyperinflation therapy (HIT) is a very common therapy performed on patients who are suffering from some sort of respiratory ...
*  Lung cancer
If pulmonary function tests reveal poor respiratory reserve, surgery may not be possible. In most cases of early-stage NSCLC, ... Blood tests and pulmonary function testing are used to assess whether a person is well enough for surgery. ... Research has not found two other available tests-sputum cytology or chest radiograph (CXR) screening tests-to have any benefit ... CT screening is associated with a high rate of falsely positive tests which may result in unneeded treatment. For each true ...
*  United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit
The cardiopulmonary laboratory consists of machines that perform a myriad of respiratory function tests and aerobic performance ... The test pool is supported by a fully instrumented medical and engineering deck, from which the safety of both divers and test ... NEDU tested and evaluated the replacement of Stillson's Mark V as the US Navy standard diving dress, the Mark 12 Surface ... Evaluation and testing of new breathing apparatus and application of other technologies for diving is key to their mission. The ...
*  Pulmonary scientist
Burton MA, Burton DL, Simpson MD, Gissing PM, Bowman SL (2004). "Respiratory function testing: the impact of respiratory ... Certified Respiratory Function Scientist (CRFS) The Respiratory Scientist is involved in all aspects of respiratory function ... Primarily the RPFT performs the technical function of pulmonary function testing. Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist ( ... The term Respiratory Scientist is used to describe the profession which is limited to Pulmonary Function Testing. Though there ...
*  Government Medical College, Kozhikode
... pulmonary function tests, and a well-equipped intensive respiratory care unit. The Institute undertakes community orientation ... The Association office functions on the College premises (the ground floor of the college building near the academic section ... Rehabilitation centres function at Faroke, Balusseri, Manjeri and Edavanna. The Kozhikode Medical College also has a strong ... At present, the dental college is functions as an independent college. New blocks for the College of Nursing and College of ...
*  Respiratory therapist
Internationally, Respiratory Therapists that provide lung function testing are termed respiratory scientists, but in North ... Outpatient clinical practice Respiratory therapists are also primary clinicians in conducting tests to measure lung function ... List of respiratory therapy organizations American Association of Respiratory Care Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists " ... 2011). "Respiratory Care Practices and Requirement for Respiratory Therapists in Beijing ICUs". Respiratory Care. 57 (3): 370-6 ...
*  Brachial plexus block
Significant respiratory impairment can be demonstrated in these people by pulmonary function testing. In certain people - such ... Side effects Temporary paresis (impairment of the function) of the thoracic diaphragm occurs in virtually all people who have ... This nerve supplies motor function to the biceps, brachialis, and coracobrachialis muscles and one of its branches supplies ... which can result in respiratory failure. Because of the close proximity of the lung to the brachial plexus at the level of the ...
*  DMOZ - Health: Medicine: Medical Specialties: Occupational Medicine
Offers courses on lung function testing, respiratory protection and fit testing workshop, plus consultancy services. ...
*  PFT
Pulmonary Function Testing, testing of the respiratory system Pore-forming toxins, a class of proteins Patrimoine Ferroviaire ... PFT may also refer to: Physical Fitness Test, a test of an individual's physical fitness such as ability to exercise, etc. ...
*  Pulmonary function testing
... in patients with neuromuscular disorders helps to evaluate the respiratory status of patients at the ... and tests of pulmonary function. The primary purpose of pulmonary function testing is to identify the severity of pulmonary ... Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is a complete evaluation of the respiratory system including patient history, physical ... PFTs are normally performed by a respiratory therapist. Pulmonary function testing is a diagnostic and management tool used for ...
*  Diffuse panbronchiolitis
... and obstructive respiratory functional impairment is found on pulmonary function testing. Cystic fibrosis, like DPB, causes ... which is evaluated by a pulmonary function test, or PFT. Lung X-rays can also reveal dilation of the bronchiolar passages, ... In DPB, the nodules are more restricted to the respiratory bronchioles, while in OB they are often found in the membranous ... Mucus production in the airways is a major culprit in the morbidity and mortality of DPB and other respiratory diseases. The ...
*  Mercury regulation in the United States
... performance deficits on tests of cognitive function. At higher exposures there may be kidney effects, respiratory failure and ... Such deficiency might impact neuronal functions as well as behaviour disorders and learning disabilities for children. Other ... and neonatal neurologic function". J. Pediatr. 136 (5): 599-605. doi:10.1067/mpd.2000.102774. PMID 10802490. Smith RG, Vorwald ... including registration of chemicals that meet health and safety tests. Until recently, several mercury compounds were ...
*  Coalworker's pneumoconiosis
Symptoms and pulmonary function testing relate to the degree of respiratory impairment but are not part of the diagnostic ... NIOSH Mining Topic: Respiratory Diseases NIOSH Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program NIOSH Faces of Black Lung video Mine ... "Respiratory Diseases: Occupational Risks". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 21 December 2012. Retrieved ... Marine WM, Gurr D, Jacobsen M (January 1988). "Clinically important respiratory effects of dust exposure and smoking in British ...
*  Workplace health surveillance
Pulmonary function testing combined with plathysmography reflects a very clear picture of status of lung functions of the ... For example, employers must follow the medical evaluation requirements of OSHA's respiratory protection standard (29 C.F.R. ... The pulmonary function testing is the mainstay of early detection occupational lung diseases. This test gives information about ... blood testing, spirometry (a measurement lung function), and audiometry. Screenings are performed at set intervals, often ...
*  List of MeSH codes (E01)
Nasal provocation test MeSH E01.370.386.700 --- respiratory function tests MeSH E01.370.386.700.050 --- airway resistance MeSH ... lactose tolerance test MeSH E01.370.372.460 --- liver function tests MeSH E01.370.372.600 --- pancreatic function tests MeSH ... ovarian function tests MeSH E01.370.374.600 --- pituitary-adrenal function tests MeSH E01.370.374.605 --- pituitary function ... placental function tests MeSH E01.370.378.620 --- pregnancy tests MeSH E01.370.378.620.620 --- pregnancy tests, immunologic ...
*  Plethysmograph
Respiratory Research 8:63 (free full text article) Information on pulmonary function testing and physician reimbursement ... In a traditional plethysmograph, the test subject is placed inside a sealed chamber the size of a small telephone booth with a ... Starting from this principle, it can be shown that the functional residual capacity is a function of the changes in volume and ... Optoelectronic plethysmography Photoplethysmograph Respiratory inductance plethysmography C.P. Criée (24 October 2015). "Body ...
*  St. Cloud Hospital
... treatment and pulmonary function testing, as well as outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation Parent, Child & Women's Services ... as well as rehabilitation for pediatric developmental or acquired disabilities Respiratory Care, providing assessment, ... The Behavioral Health Clinic provides outpatient mental health services, including evaluations, testing, counseling and ...
*  Meconium aspiration syndrome
... performing blood gas tests to confirm a severe loss of lung function (respiratory acidosis as a consequence of hypercapnia), ... Inhalation can be confirmed by one or more tests such as using a stethoscope to listen for abnormal lung sounds (diffuse 'wet' ... If the baby then inhales the contaminated fluid, respiratory problems may occur. The most obvious sign that meconium has been ... Infants who have inhaled meconium may develop respiratory distress syndrome often requiring ventilatory support. Complications ...
*  Acute liver failure
In late pregnancy liver function decreases significantly, which can be easily monitored by blood tests. Early clinical ... Pulmonary haemorrhage, pleural effusions, atelectasis, and intrapulmonary shunts also contribute to respiratory difficulty. ... Initial laboratory analysis Prothrombin time/INR Complete blood count Chemistries Liver function test: AST, ALT, alkaline ... It may vary from subtle deficit in higher brain function (e.g. mood, concentration in grade I) to deep coma (grade IV). ...
*  Respiratory disease
... secretions such as sputum Ultrasound scanning can be useful to detect fluid such as pleural effusion Pulmonary function test ... The study of respiratory disease is known as pulmonology. A doctor who specializes in respiratory disease is known as a ... The majority of respiratory system cancers are attributable to smoking tobacco. The major histological types of respiratory ... Infections can affect any part of the respiratory system. They are traditionally divided into upper respiratory tract ...
*  Alcohol-induced respiratory reactions
... and bronchoconstriction in response to the ingestion was confirmed in the three patients evaluated by pulmonary function tests ... skin patch tests, blood tests, challenge tests, and challenge/elimination tests as conducted for determining the allergen ... tested the effects of alcoholic beverage consumption on the respiratory symptoms of 11 asthmatic subjects who gave a history of ... Alcohol-induced respiratory reactions, also termed alcohol-induced asthma and alcohol-induced respiratory symptoms, are ...
*  Robert A. Bruce
Bruce's first paper on treadmill exercise tests, published in 1949, analyzed minute-by-minute changes in respiratory and ... standardized protocol that could be used to monitor cardiac function in exercising patients. Master's Two-Step Test was ... It tested the feasibility, utility and reproducibility of results of symptom-limited exercise testing in ambulatory cardiac ... Cardiac stress test - treadmill testing Metabolic equivalent - METs Obituary in Circulation Short biography The Bruce Protocol ...
*  Bruce protocol
The Bruce protocol is a diagnostic test used in the evaluation of cardiac function, developed by Robert A. Bruce. Before the ... Bruce's first reports on treadmill exercise tests, published in 1949, analyzed minute-by-minute changes in respiratory and ... The test score is the time taken on the test, in minutes. This can also be converted to an estimated VO2max (maximal oxygen ... To address these problems, Bruce and his colleagues began to develop a treadmill exercise test. The test made extensive use of ...
*  Equine anatomy
The horse's respiratory system not only allows the animal to breathe, but also is important in the horse's sense of smell ( ... Heard-Booth, A. N.; Kirk, E. C. (2012). "The Influence of Maximum Running Speed on Eye Size: A Test of Leuckart's Law in ... The skeleton of the horse has three major functions in the body. It protects vital organs, provides framework, and supports ... The genus Equus also has a unique part of the respiratory system called the guttural pouch, which is thought to equalize air ...