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Diseases of the lung and pleura: introduction: the chest radiograph and pulmonary function testing.
Textbook of clinical occupational and environmental medicine. Rosenstock L, Cullen MR, eds. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 1994 Jul; :194-197
The sections that follow on different aspects of occupational and environmental respiratory diseases share one unifying diagnostic approach, namely, the need to characterize the respiratory disturbance regardless of suspect etiology. Each section identifies special features of the history, physical exantination, and laboratory testing that are relevant for the entities under discussion, but common to all is the need to become familiar with two essential diagnostic tools-the chest radiograph and spirometry and fuller pulmonary function tests.
Respiratory-system-disorders; Chest-X-rays; Radiographic-analysis; Radiography; Radiodiagnosis; Spirometry; Pulmonary-function-tests; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Laboratory-equipment; Laboratory-testing; Pleural-cavity; X-ray-diagnosis; Lung-function
Textbook of clinical occupational and environmental medicine
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