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Question: Where's the midpoint for switching the chokepoint from large to small airways?\rAnswer: It's right around the midpoint of inspiration. Patients with a history of smoking had signifi­ cantly better values of Pa0 2 , TLC , and VC. 0000006224 00000 n 0000007729 00000 n 0000007970 00000 n 0000007097 00000 n H�tS�r�0������Io����:��9t��# ;��w%�!��c��оݷ��ζfq�d������ �Ғ��K��h���V�؞I����������;F�(Y�n�. 428 0 obj <>stream 0000003016 00000 n 0000011039 00000 n Two strategies have been devised. 0000008372 00000 n H�b```f``������w�A���b�,��$0�a��p�{��@mg*�v,�\�v2��a ! *ռ}��+��u���u�$˄��j��+���� ��:XrAn�~}W¹4�6H�=`�&�?3h�������.�&����N �� �R@��k��� X BA How do we deal with this problem? 0000005822 00000 n Race 4. 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Replies from 139 of the 180 (77.2 percent) institutions surveyed were received and evaluated. 0000045499 00000 n Measurement of diffusing capacity (DLCO) has many indications, including differential diagnosis in restrictive and obstructive diseases, lung transplant candidacy, disability assessment, evaluating medication toxicity, and predicting exertional hypoxemia, among others. 0000006702 00000 n %PDF-1.2 %���� %PDF-1.7 %���� 0000019211 00000 n Thus the characteristic findings of an obstructive defect on pulmonary function testing include a reduction in FEV 1, a reduction in the FEV 1 /FVC, and an increase in RV with either a normal or increased TLC. 0000012831 00000 n Pulmonary function tests are essential to the diagnosis of many lung conditions and help to identify numerous nonpulmonary disease processes. predicted and percentile values for pulmonary function test interpretation. 0000022791 00000 n 0000012536 00000 n 0000009400 00000 n 0000020661 00000 n 0000041244 00000 n Can Respir J 2004;11(6):414-424. 0000123236 00000 n 0000170815 00000 n A pulmonary function test is also called a spirometry test. 0000012165 00000 n 0000001681 00000 n 0000177615 00000 n 0000177692 00000 n 0000019981 00000 n 0000006986 00000 n Understanding the basic interpretation of the components of this valuable test is crucial for primary care physicians to aid in the diagnosis of patients with respiratory symptoms. 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