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Differences in airflow patterns during voluntary coughs that result from obstructive lung disease.

Authors
Frazier-D; Stolarik-B; McKinney-W; Stone-S; Afshari-A; Goldsmith-T; Barkley-J; Reynolds-J; Weber-K
Source
Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments. J. Vossoughi, Ed., Medical and Engineering Publishers, Inc., 2002 Sep; :317-318
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20022352
Abstract
Airflow patterns were recorded during voluntary coughs to help determine how biological aerosols are transmitted between passengers in a confined space such as an airplane cabin. Coughs from both healthy men and women and men and women with obstructive lung disease were analyzed. The groups were selected based on the results of spirometry tests performed at the pulmonary clinic of West Virginia University Hospital. Airflow was measured and recorded during three consecutive cough maneuvers for each subject and the maximum airflow, average airflow and maximum gas acceleration were evaluated. Results showed that airflow parameters during a series of coughs were significantly altered by obstructive lung disease.
Keywords
Respiratory-infections; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Respiratory-function-tests; Respiratory-system-disorders; Aerosols; Aerosol-particles; Confined-spaces
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Book or book chapter; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Vossoughi-J
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
1930636016
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Work Environment and Workforce: Mixed Exposures
Source Name
Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments
State
WV
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