pulmonary function test


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pulmonary function test

n.
Any of several breathing tests performed to assess lung function, including the rate of air flow and the volume of exhaled air, and to diagnose respiratory disease.
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The mean difference in values for pulmonary function test for FEV1 was highly significant, while for the other parameters, viz.
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Respiratory system evaluation and screening can easily be done by Pulmonary Function Tests. It is an important and useful adjunct for correlation and evaluation of the presenting complaint of patients like cough and dyspnoea, the imaging studies and pre- and post-treatment respiratory function status as well as to identify patients with no or insignificant signs and symptoms of respiratory impairment.
Pulmonary function test is very helpful for prognosis.
Classification as infectious or noninfectious was made independently of knowledge of pulmonary function test results, and no a priori hypothesis was made regarding the significant association between infectious asthma and worse pulmonary function.
The subjects were informed about the whole maneuver before performing a pulmonary function test. All PFT were carried out at a fixed time of the day to to minimize any diurnal variation.
A six-month follow-up study to evaluate changes of pulmonary function test in Category I pulmonary tuberculosis treatment completed patient.
Background: The type of sports and the training and regular exercises make athletes to have an increase in pulmonary function test (PFT) parameters.
Table 1: Age Distribution of Two Study Groups Age in Year Control Group Study Group Number % Number % Up to 30 15 50.0 13 43.3 31-40 7 23.3 11 36.7 41-45 3 10.0 6 20.0 Total 30 100.0 30 100 Table 2: Comparison of Pulmonary Function Test between the Study and the Control Groups Pulmonary Control Group Study Group P Value Function Test Maximum ventilatory 111.62 [+ 92.53 [+ 0.009 t=2.689 volume or -] 28.21 or -] 26.76 (MVV) Forced Expiratory 0.013 t=2.561 Volume in 2.92 [+ 2.47 [+ 1 sec or -] 0.64 or -] 0.71 (FEV1) FEV 1% 86.13 [+ 68.77 [+ <0.001 Z=4.380 or -] 20.41 or -] 11.03 Peak Expiratory 462.77 [+ 380.87 [+ 0.006 Flow Rate or -] 101.43 or -] 121.89 (PEFR)
Thyroid function test and pulmonary function test were also normal.
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