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Current clinical diagnostic tests for asthma.

Authors
  • Shah, Shiwan
  • Sharma, Gulshan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Advances in experimental medicine and biology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
795
Pages
75–80
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8603-9_5
PMID: 24162903
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Asthma involves variable airflow obstruction in both large and small airways. The physiological consequences of obstruction include increased airway resistance and decreased expiratory flow rates, which lead to air trapping and dynamic hyperinflation. This chapter reviews current methods for pulmonary function testing to detect these physiological changes for both diagnosis and monitoring.

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