Lung function is measured by various tests such as pulmonary function test (PFT) and arterial blood gases (ABG) analysis. These tests can evaluate symptoms and signs of lung disease and may help confirm lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD).
Lung function is measured by various tests, including the pulmonary function test (PFT), arterial blood gases (ABG) analysis, and oxygen desaturation during exercise. These tests can evaluate symptoms and signs of lung disease, reveal the cause of breath shortness, and may help confirm lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). They are also useful for monitoring the progression of lung disease or evaluating the risk of surgery in the preoperative patients (ATS Committee on Proficiency Standards for Clinical Pulmonary Function Laboratories 2002; American Thoracic Society 1995; Crapo 1994; Hughes and Pride 1999; Hyatt et al. 1997)....
References and Further Reading
- Hughes, J. M. B., & Pride, N. B. (1999). Lung function tests: Physiological principles and clinical applications. London: WB Saunders.Google Scholar
- Hyatt, R. E., Scanlon, P. D., & Nakamura, M. (1997). Interpretation of pulmonary function tests. A practical guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.Google Scholar