Occupational Asthma Reference

Miller MR,Hankinson J,Brusasco V,Burgos F,Casaburi R, Coates A, Crapo R, Enright P, van der Grinten CPM, Gustafsson P, Jensen R, Johnson DC, MacIntyre N, McKay R, Navajas D, Pedersen OF, Pellegrino R, Viegi G and Wanger J., Standardisation of spirometry, Eur Respir J, 2005;26:319-338,

Keywords: spirometry, FEV1. FVC, PEF

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Paul Enright, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Paul Enright

Martin Miller, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham Martin Miller

Giovani Viegi, Pisa Giovani Viegi

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Abstract

Spirometry is a physiological test that measures how an individual inhales or exhales volumes of air as a function of time. The primary signal measured in spirometry may be volume or flow.

Spirometry is invaluable as a screening test of general respiratory health in the same way that blood pressure provides important information about general cardiovascular health. However, on its own, spirometry does not lead clinicians directly to an aetiological diagnosis.

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