Pulmonary Function Tests

  • A. Frans


In recent years the number of pulmonary functional tests has increased considerably. For instance, there are no fewer than nine methods to measure the pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (1). However, the clinical usefulness of these tests is quite variable. This chapter shall therefore present the tests in widest use and of greatest value for allergologists,anesthesiologists, epidemiologists, and specialists in internal medicine, pediatrics, and occupational medicine.


Lung Volume Forced Vital Capacity Functional Residual Capacity Total Lung Capacity Pulmonary Emphysema 
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