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Pediatric pulmonary function testing in asthma.

Authors
  • Mueller, G A1
  • Eigen, H
  • 1 Department of Pediatrics, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric clinics of North America
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1992
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
1243–1258
Identifiers
PMID: 1437318
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pulmonary function testing is an important tool in the management of asthma. Lung function can be readily assessed in both the office and patient's home. This article reviews spirometry, peak flow meters, and bronchial challenge testing. Their interpretation and clinical use are presented as well.

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