Assessing the airways

P. Enright, M. McCormack

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Spirometry is the best test to detect airway obstruction, categorize the severity of obstructive lung diseases, and objectively measure changes in severity because of disease progression or treatment. However, peak flow may be helpful to rule out moderate to severe airway obstruction and for home monitoring in some patients with asthma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalChronic Respiratory Disease
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Airway resistance
  • Asthma
  • Bronchodilator response
  • COPD
  • Spirometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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