- Diaphragm plication following phrenic nerve injury. Wijkstra, P.J.; Meijer, P.M.; Meinesz, A.F. // Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p460
Comments on the plication of the diaphragm following phrenic nerve injury. Omission of the assessment of vital capacity in both sitting and supine positions; Helpfulness of pulmonary function tests in combination with quantitative perfusion scans in the diagnosis of patients with diaphragmatic...
- 2008 - Telling smokers their "lung age" promoted successful smoking cessation. Grossman, Ellie; Sherman, Scott // ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p4
The article presents a study that was conducted by G. Parkes and colleagues on whether describing to patients how smoking has accelerated their age-related decline in lung function increase smoking cessation rates. Parkes and colleagues investigated personalized health assessment with normative...
- Pulmonary Function Tests. Kamholz, Stephan L. // Cortlandt Forum;02/25/99, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p199
Presents an update on pulmonary function tests (PFT), standardized measurements of various parameters of lung function. Aid in diagnosis; Role of PFT once a diagnosis has been made; Measurement of lung volumes; Changes seen in PFT when pulmonary disease is present; How the diagnosis of...
- Comparison of peak expiratory flow rates applying European and Iranian equations to Palestinian students. Ghazal-Musmar, S.; Musmar, M.; Minawi, W. A. // Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal;abr2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p386
Measurement of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is required for effective asthma treatment, but ethnic differences affect the application of prediction equations for lung function. PEFR was measured in a representative sample of 1000 students in Nablus, Palestine. Predicted PEFR equations for...
- Spirometry -- training, technique and equipment. Cooper, Brendan // Practice Nurse;3/23/2007, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p37
The article discusses training, technique and equipment in spirometry. Spirometry may be a well-established measurement, but essential components of a spirometry service are attention to preparation and maintenance of the equipment and adequate performance of the technique. Achieving competence...
- Respiratory variations in the reflection mode photoplethysmographic signal. Relationships to peripheral venous pressure. Nilsson, L.; Johansson, A.; Kalman, S. // Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing;May2003, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p249
Deals with a study which investigated respiratory-induced intensity variations in the reflection mode photoplethysmography signal and its relationships to peripheral venous pressure. Theoretical background of the study; Methodology of the study; Results and discussion.
- capacity, vital. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p141
An encyclopedia entry for "vital capacity" is presented. It refers to maximum amount of air that can be expelled from the lungs after maximum inhalation. Vital capacity, which is usually 4.5 liters, can be determined as part of lung function tests or pulmonary function tests.
- FVC. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p327
An encyclopedia entry for "FVC" is presented. It is the abbreviation for forced vital capacity.
- Equine Pulmonary Testing Service Offered at NC State. Iliff, Elizabeth // Practical Horseman;Mar2002, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p71
Focuses on the noninvasive pulmonary-function testing service for horses offered by the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.