Spirometry News

Use of Spirometry in the Diagnosis of COPD: A Qualitative Study in Primary Care.

Six-minute-walk test in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: minimal clinically important difference for death or hospitalization.

Lack of spirometry use in Danish patients initiating medication targeting obstructive lung disease.

Bronchial responsiveness, spirometry and mortality in a cohort of adults.

The Association of Overweight and Obesity with Spirometric Values in Minority Children Referred for Asthma Evaluation.

Positive Exercise Test and Obstructive Spirometry in Young Male Conscripts Associated with Persistent Asthma 20 years Later.

The European Respiratory Society spirometry tent: a unique form of screening for airway obstruction.

Spirometric predictors of lung function decline and mortality in early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Utility of Forced Expiratory Flow between 25% and 75% of Vital Capacity in Predicting Childhood Asthma Morbidity and Severity.

Comparison of FEV(3), FEV(6), FEV(1)/FEV(3) and FEV(1)/FEV(6) with usual spirometric indices.

Body mass index and dynamic lung volumes in office workers.


Accuracy of asthma and COPD diagnosis in Australian general practice: a mixed methods study.

"GOLD or lower limit of normal definition? A comparison with expert-based diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a prospective cohort-study"

Questionnaires and Pocket Spirometers Provide an Alternative Approach for COPD Screening in the General Population.

Rate of Decline of Forced Vital Capacity Predicts Future Arterial Hypertension: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.

Comparison of asthma control criteria: importance of spirometry.

On-site screening of farming-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with the use of an electronic mini-spirometer: results of a pilot study in Brittany, France.

Impact of non-linear smoking effects on the identification of gene-by-smoking interactions in COPD genetics studies

Pulmonary function testing in the diagnosis of asthma: a population study.

Changes in forced expiratory volume in 1 second over time in COPD.

Periodic Spirometry in Occupational Setting: Improving Quality, Accuracy, and Precision.

Quality of Spirometry tests performed by 9893 adults in 14 countries: The BOLD Study.

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

Relationship between bronchial hyperreactivity and bronchodilation in patients with allergic rhinitis.

Lower limit of normal or FEV1/FVC < 0.70 in diagnosing COPD: an evidence-based review.

Prognostic value of FEV1/FEV6 in elderly people.

Morbidity and mortality associated with the restrictive spirometric pattern: a longitudinal study.

Clinically useful spirometry in preschool-aged children: evaluation of the 2007 American Thoracic Society Guidelines.

Spirometry for detection of undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care.

Spirometry use among pediatric primary care physicians.

Clinical Inquiries: Does office spirometry improve quit rates in smokers?

Lung function and respiratory symptoms at 11 years in children born extremely preterm: the EPICure study.

Using Targeted Spirometry to Reduce Non-Diagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Additional spirometry criteria predict postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass grafting independently of concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: when is off-pump CABG more

Workplace spirometry monitoring for respiratory disease prevention: a methods review.

The prognostic importance of lung function in patients admitted with heart failure.

COPD prevalence and the differences between newly and previously diagnosed COPD patients in a spirometry program.

Why are people with "poor lung function" at increased atherothrombotic risk? A critical review with potential therapeutic indications.

Longitudinal change of prebronchodilator spirometric obstruction and health outcomes: results from the SAPALDIA cohort.

Exploring the need to update lung age equations.

The ratio of FEV1 to FVC as a basis for establishing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Diagnosis of COPD in hospitalised patients.

Quality of Spirometry in Primary Care for Case Finding of Airway Obstruction in Smokers.

Respiratory patterns in spirometric tests of adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis.

Nocturnal hypoxia and sleep disturbances in cystic fibrosis.

Walk-in spirometry pilot project for discovering of early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Reference values for lung function testing in adults--results from the study of health in Pomerania" (SHIP)

Pulmonary function correlates with arterial stiffness in asthmatic patients.

Screening for and early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Spirometry in primary care case-identification, diagnosis and management of COPD.

Prevalence of airway obstruction in recreational SCUBA divers.

Assessing lung function and respiratory health in schoolchildren as a means to improve local environmental conditions.

Diagnostic accuracy of spirometry in primary care.

The FEF25-75 and its decline as a predictor of methacholine responsiveness in children.

Should FEV1/FEV6 replace FEV1/FVC ratio to detect airway obstruction? A metaanalysis.

Healthcare for obstructive lung disease in an industrial spirometry surveillance program

Portable spirometry during acute exacerbations of asthma in children

A Method to Derive Lower Limit of Normal for the FEV1/Forced Expiratory Volume at 6 s of Exhalation Ratio From FEV1/FVC Data.

New reference equations for forced spirometry in elderly persons

Health-related quality of life in young adults with asthma

Validation of "lung age" measured by spirometry and handy electronic FEV1/FEV6 meter in pulmonary diseases.

Using the lower limit of normal for the FEV1/FVC ratio reduces the misclassification of airway obstruction

Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases in general clinics in terms of FEV1/FVC.

A Method to Derive Lower Limit of Normal for the FEV1/Forced Expiratory Volume at 6 s of Exhalation Ratio From FEV1/FVC Data.

FEV1/FVC and FEV1 for the assessment of chronic airflow obstruction in prevalence studies: do prediction equations need revision?

Diagnostic assessments of spirometry and medical history data by respiratory specialists supporting primary care: are they reliable?

Forced inspiratory flow volume curve in healthy young children.

Quality of life measured by the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire and spirometry

Office Spirometry In Detection And Diagnosis Of Obstructive Airmay Disease In Primary Care

Reference values for peak flow and FEV1 variation in healthy schoolchildren using home spirometry.

Help smokers quit: Tell them their "lung age"

Diagnostic certainty, co-morbidity and medication in a primary care population with presumed airway obstruction: the DIDASCO2 study.

Primary care spirometry

Geographic variation of spirometry use in newly diagnosed COPD

Spirometry Quality-Control Strategies in a Multinational Study of the Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Electronic feedback messages for home spirometry lung transplant recipients.

Lower limb activity and its determinants in COPD.

Spirometric values in Gypsy (Roma) children.

Reference values for peak flow and FEV1 variation in healthy schoolchildren, using home spirometry.

Predictive value of lung function below the normal range and respiratory symptoms for progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Impact of allergic rhinitis on asthma: effects on spirometric parameters

Tobacco smoke exposure and tracking of lung function into adult life.

Effect on smoking quit rate of telling patients their lung age: the Step2quit randomised controlled trial

A pilot study of inspiratory capacity and resting dyspnea correlations in exacerbations of COPD and asthma.

Forced expiratory volume in one second: not just a lung function test but a marker of premature death from all causes.

Primary care spirometry.

Validation of FEV6 in the elderly: correlates of performance and repeatability.

Use of spirometry and patterns of prescribing in COPD in primary care.

The Interaction of Genes and Smoking on Forced Expiratory Volume: A Classic Twin Study.

Efficacy of the FEV1/FEV6 ratio compared to the FEV1/FVC ratio for the diagnosis of airway obstruction in subjects aged 40 years or over.

Spirometry in 5-year-olds-validation of current guidelines and the relation with asthma.

Diagnostic labeling of COPD in five Latin American cities.

Risk indexes for exacerbations and hospitalizations due to COPD

Impact of allergic rhinitis on asthma: effects on spirometric parameters.

The Role of FVC and FEV6 in the Prediction of a Reduced TLC.

Six-Second Spirometry for Detection of Airway Obstruction: A Population-based Study in Austria.

Capital Souffle: results of a 2005 public awareness campaign about breath measurements in France

Pulse oximetry coupled with spirometry in the emergency department helps differentiate an asthma exacerbation from possible vocal cord dysfunction.

Spirometry can be done in family physicians' offices and alters clinical decisions in management of asthma and COPD.

Lung function testing in the elderly-Can we still use FEV(1)/FVC<70% as a criterion of COPD?

Telemetric monitoring of pulmonary function after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

COPD screening efforts in primary care: what is the yield?

Reference values of Forced Expiratory Volumes and pulmonary flows in 3-6 year children: a cross-sectional study.

Spirometric pulmonary function in 3- to 5-year-old children.

Risk indexes for exacerbations and hospitalizations due to COPD.

Use of office spirometers in Flemish general practice: results of a telephone survey.

Results of the second "Day of Spirometry"

Association between level of physical activity and lung function among Norwegian men and women: the HUNT study.

Mild to moderate asthma affects lung growth in children and adolescents

Smokers with airway obstruction are more likely to quit smoking.

Effect of primary-care spirometry on the diagnosis and management of COPD

Technical and functional assessment of 10 office spirometers: A multicenter comparative study.

Pulmonary function and sleep-related breathing disorders in severely obese children

The FEV(1)/FEV(6) ratio is a good substitute for the FEV(1)/FVC ratio in the elderly

Office-based spirometry for early detection of obstructive lung disease.

The impact of spirometry on pediatric asthma diagnosis and treatment

The impact of repeated spirometry and smoking cessation advice on smokers with mild COPD.

The challenge of diagnosing atopic diseases: outcomes in Cuban children depend on definition and methodology.

Bronchial hyperresponsiveness and the development of asthma and COPD in asymptomatic individuals: SAPALDIA Cohort Study

The fraction of ischaemic heart disease and stroke attributable to smoking in the WHO Western Pacific and South-East Asian regions

Obstructive and restrictive spirometric patterns: fixed cut-offs for FEV1/FEV6 and FEV6.

Effects of environmental tobacco smoke on respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function.

Smoking cessation-but not smoking reduction-improves the annual decline in FEV(1) in occupationally exposed workers.

Spirometry in the primary care setting: influence on clinical diagnosis and management of airflow obstruction.

Spirometry in the primary care setting: influence on clinical diagnosis and management of airflow obstruction

Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Japanese people on medical check-up.

Clinical application of portable spirometry in asthma

FEV1/FEV6 and FEV6 as an alternative for FEV1/FVC and FVC in the spirometric detection of airway obstruction and restriction.

Attaining a correct diagnosis of COPD in general practice.

Smoking cessation, lung function, and weight gain: a follow-up study.

Relevance of a portable spirometer for detection of small airways obstruction.

beta-Blockers and Inspiratory Pulmonary Function in Chronic Heart Failure.

Benefits of and barriers to the widespread use of spirometry.

Are symptom reports useful for differentiating between acute rejection and pulmonary infection after lung transplantation?

Impact of spirometry on GPs' diagnostic differentiation and decision-making.

Pulmonary outcome in adolescents of extreme preterm birth: a regional cohort study.

Parental Smoking and Airway Reactivity in Healthy Infants.

Relations between respiratory symptoms and spirometric values in young adults: the European community respiratory health study.

Office spirometry significantly improves early detection of COPD in general practice: the DIDASCO Study.

Association between the forced midexpiratory flow/forced vital capacity ratio and bronchial hyperresponsiveness.

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