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Pulmonary function studies in healthy non-smoking men of Calcutta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3190159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary function measurements were made in 104 healthy non-smoking men from Calcutta with an age range of 20-59 years. Except for peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), all the measurements were made with the help of two 9L closed-circuit type expirographs using standard spirometric techniques. PEFR was recorded by two Wright peak flow meters. Prediction formulae were derived on the basis of age and height for all the ventilatory tests except for FEV1%, FET and PEFR. These were predicted from age only. The prediction equation for VC, FVC, FEV1, FEV1%, MVVF and PEFR were reliable, but those for forced expitatory flows and time were not. The FVC and FEV1 values of the present subjects, standardized for age and height, were much lower than those of Americans, Caucasians, Europeans and Canadians but similar to those of Pakistani healthy adults. On comparison with the data reported from other parts of our country, it was revealed that the VC and FEV1 values of the current study, after adjustment of age and height, were much higher than those of southern Indians but comparable with those of north-western Indians.
S Chatterjee; D Saha; B P Chatterjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of human biology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0301-4460     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hum. Biol.     Publication Date:    1988 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-07     Completed Date:  1988-12-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404024     Medline TA:  Ann Hum Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiorespiratory and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Calcutta University College of Science and Technology.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Lung / physiology*
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Reference Values
Regression Analysis
Respiratory Function Tests

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