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Respiratory function tests

G.J. Gibson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180301_update_001

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Respiratory function tests

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Respiratory function tests are used in diagnosis, assessment and prognosis and in monitoring the effects of treatment of various respiratory conditions. Their use as a diagnostic tool is in recognizing patterns of abnormality which characterize particular types of disease; more often they are used to quantify the severity of functional disturbance or to locate the likely anatomical site(s) of disease (airways, alveoli, or chest wall)....

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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