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A new method for the calibration of peak flow meters.
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PMID:  9302676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this paper is to assess the current methods for the calibration of peak flow meters and devise a method of producing a known flow with an inexpensive apparatus simple enough to be built from a set of dimensions. The methods currently available tend to be expensive and complex or impractical for routine use. The aim was that the wave form produced should approximate to a forced expiratory flow and be capable of being described in mathematical terms and be relatively inexpensive to produce. The resulting apparatus which has been built, produces a sine wave flow the peak of which can be set to any desired level and be determined to a high degree of accuracy. The apparatus can be built from a set of dimensions and is inexpensive. The apparatus is a primary and not a derived standard.
J A Bushman; J R Calvert; J Stockwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical engineering & physics     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1350-4533     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Eng Phys     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-29     Completed Date:  1997-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422753     Medline TA:  Med Eng Phys     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Calibration / standards
Equipment Design
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Respiratory Function Tests / instrumentation*,  standards,  statistics & numerical data

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