Respiratory Muscle Function and Other Pulmonary Function Studies

  • Ali AltalagEmail author
  • Jeremy Road
  • Pearce Wilcox
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


This chapter reviews testing for respiratory muscle dysfunction and other miscellaneous pulmonary function studies including airways resistance, lung compliance, and shunt testing. This includes maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure. We also review upright and supine spirometry assessing for diaphragmatic weakness. A new addition to this chapter discusses ultrasonographic assessment of diaphragmatic function.


Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (MIP) Maximal Expiratory Pressure (MEP) Ultrasound Sniff Nasal Inspiratory Pressure (SNIP, sniff PnasMaximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV) Airway Resistance (RAWAirway Conductance (GAWLung Compliance (CLForced Oscillation Technique (Oscillometry) Intrapulmonary Shunt 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Altalag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeremy Road
    • 2
  • Pearce Wilcox
    • 2
  • Kewan Aboulhosn
    • 3
  1. 1.Prince Sultan Military Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVictoriaCanada

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