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Standards and interpretive issues in lung function testing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12890296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary function tests are most useful when performed with good technique and with an accurate system. Using standard techniques in performing the tests minimizes diagnostic and therapeutic errors. This report discusses the rationale and limits of standardization and offers practical suggestions for using available standards to increase confidence in test results.
Authors:
Robert O Crapo; Robert L Jensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Care     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-31     Completed Date:  2003-09-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pulmonary Division, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue and C Street, Salt Lake City UT 84143, USA. ldrcrapo@ihc.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Physician's Practice Patterns / standards
Reproducibility of Results
Respiration Disorders / diagnosis*
Respiratory Function Tests / standards*

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