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Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary Function Tests



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this presentation gives a brief overview of almost all the lung function tests.
this presentation gives a brief overview of almost all the lung function tests.

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Published by: nirilib on Feb 17, 2009
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Dr.Niranjan Murthy H. LAsst. Professor,Dept. of Physiology,SSMC, Tumkur 
Importance of PFT
Information about functional impairmentDegree of impairmentPrognosis of the diseaseEvaluation of treatment
Classification of PFTs
I. Tests to assess ventilatory function:
1. Elastic Propertiesa) Lung volumei) Spirometryii) Body Plethysmographyiii) Gas Dilutionb) Elastic Resistance of Lungsc) Elastic Resistance of Chest Walld) Elastic Resistance of Lung + Chest Wall

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