Effects of an external resistance on maximum flow in chronic obstructive lung disease: implications for recognition of coincident upper airway obstruction

Robertson, D R; Swinburn, C R; Stone, T N; Gibson, G J
June 1989
Thorax;Jun1989, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p461
Academic Journal
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