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Antiasthmatic versus surgical treatment-how important is the precise analysis of spirometry?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Asthma
1532-4303
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
4
Pages
341–344
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2011.562953
PMID: 21504348
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Both the inspiratory curve and the expiratory part of the flow-volume loop should be evaluated in patients being evaluated for asthma. If there are changes in the shape of the inspiratory limb suggesting an obstruction, CT and/or bronchoscopy should be considered.

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