Spirometry

Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.

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Pulmonary Function Testing - Spirometry
... Spirometry includes tests of pulmonary mechanics – measurements of FVC, FEV1, FEF values, forced inspiratory flow rates (FIFs), and MVV ... The measurements taken by the spirometry device are used to generate a pneumotachograph that can help to assess lung conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic ... Complications Spirometry is a safe procedure however, there is cause for concern regarding untoward reactions ...
Bronchial Challenge Test
... The degree of narrowing can then be quantified by spirometry ... to counteract the effects of the bronchoconstrictor before repeating the spirometry tests ... This can make spirometry difficult or impossible ...
Pmax - Spirometry Testing - Limitations of Test
... 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 ... intermittent or mild asthmatics have normal spirometry between acute exacerbation, limiting spirometry's usefulness as a diagnostic ...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Diagnosis - Spirometry
... The diagnosis of COPD is confirmed by spirometry, a test that measures the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), which is the greatest volume of air that can be breathed out in ... Spirometry also measures the forced vital capacity (FVC), which is the greatest volume of air that can be breathed out in a whole large breath ...