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Pulmonary function testing in industry.
J Occup Med 1972 Sep; 15(9):693-699
Review of pulmonary function tests on the basis of necessary capabilities and usefulness, importance of adequate personnel and apparatus in making measurements, extension of tests to increase sensitivity when a specific anatomic and physiologic derangement is expected, and some problems in the analysis and interpretation of data derived from the lung function. Topics include: requirements of the test, information obtained by spirometry, newer techniques of detecting airways obstruction, alveolar gas transfer, and special applications of pulmonary function testing. Theoretical considerations are given for maximum and partial expiratory flow volume curves, closing volume, closing capacity, vital capacity, and total lung capacity.
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Respiratory-function-tests; Physiological-tests; Measurement-methods; Instrumentation; Health-care-personnel; Pulmonary-physiology; Restrictive-lung-disorders; Obstructive-lung-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-mechanics
Medicine Tulane University 1430 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Medicine
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division