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Pulmonary function tests.

Ranu, H; Wilde, M; Madden, B (2011) Pulmonary function tests. Ulster Med J, 80 (2). 84 - 90. ISSN 0041-6193
SGUL Authors: Madden, Brendan Patrick

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Pulmonary function tests are valuable investigations in the management of patients with suspected or previously diagnosed respiratory disease. They aid diagnosis, help monitor response to treatment and can guide decisions regarding further treatment and intervention. The interpretation of pulmonary functions tests requires knowledge of respiratory physiology. In this review we describe investigations routinely used and discuss their clinical implications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PMCID: PMC3229853
Keywords: Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Lung Diseases, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Respiratory Function Tests
Journal or Publication Title: Ulster Med J
ISSN: 0041-6193
May 2011Published
PubMed ID: 22347750
Web of Science ID: 22347750
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