Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and second-line pulmonary function tests to detect obstructive pattern in symptomatic smokers with borderline spirometry

Posted in Research News, Scientific News, Pulmonary Function Tests, Clinical CPET

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A study published on the Respiratory Medicine Journal investigates the need for additional research on smokers with respiratory symptoms (dyspnoea, cough, or sputum production) and normal spirometry.

Friday, 12 May 2017

ERS technical standard on bronchial challenge testing: general considerations and performance of methacholine challenge tests

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A new paper by ERS published on the ERJ aims to update previous publications on bronchial challenge testing and the performance of the methacholine challenge test.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Measuring lung function in asthmatic children: A spirometry and forced oscillation technique (FOT) comparison

Posted in Research News, Scientific News, Pulmonary Function Tests

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The role of spirometry and forced oscillation technique (FOT) in asthmatic young patients has been investigated in a study published on the European Respiratory Journal.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The correlation of respiratory muscle strength and cough capacity in stroke patients

Posted in Research News, Scientific News, Pulmonary Function Tests

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A study on the Journal of Physical Therapy Science investigates how inspiratory and expiratory training can improve cough capacity in stroke patients, which can reduce pulmonary complications.

Friday, 17 February 2017

The physiological basis and clinical significance of lung volume measurements

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A useful scientific review has been published in the Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine Journal describing how different physiological/pathological conditions can affect static lung volumes measurement.

Friday, 20 January 2017

2017 ERS/ATS standards for single-breath carbon monoxide uptake in the lung

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ATS/ERS published on the European Respiratory Journal an update to the 2005 technical standards for single-breath carbon monoxide uptake in the lung.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Airflow obstruction: is it asthma or is it COPD?

Posted in Research News, Scientific News, Pulmonary Function Tests

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An interesting study in the International Journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease traces the difficulties to differentiate asthma from COPD.

Monday, 03 October 2016

Single-breath washout tests to assess small airway disease in COPD

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A new paper published on Chest Journal investigated the role of Single Breath Nitrogen Washout (N2WO) as a marker to evaluate small airway disease in COPD patients.

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