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Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that provides information about the function of the lungs that can be used for a variety of purposes. The test uses a spirometer, a specialized machine with a tube connected, to measure the speed and volume of air that is exhaled into the tube.
Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Study assesses accuracy of COPD diagnoses and utilization of spirometry in primary care clinics

Study assesses accuracy of COPD diagnoses and utilization of spirometry in primary care clinics

UIC researchers receive grant to study impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients

UIC researchers receive grant to study impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients

High indoor temperatures may worsen COPD symptoms

High indoor temperatures may worsen COPD symptoms

Acute COPD exacerbations linked to long-term decline in lung function

Acute COPD exacerbations linked to long-term decline in lung function

Researchers quantify impact of hyperkyphosis on decline in pulmonary function

Researchers quantify impact of hyperkyphosis on decline in pulmonary function

Simple 7-item screening device can help detect patients at risk for COPD

Simple 7-item screening device can help detect patients at risk for COPD

Primary care-based program can help improve assessment and treatment of asthma in children

Primary care-based program can help improve assessment and treatment of asthma in children

Researchers find potential link between pulmonary function and vocal fatigue symptoms in women

Researchers find potential link between pulmonary function and vocal fatigue symptoms in women

ICS users may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease

ICS users may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease

Comprehensive outlook of COPD care in the U.S.

Comprehensive outlook of COPD care in the U.S.

Overdiagnosis of asthma in Canadian communities

Overdiagnosis of asthma in Canadian communities

COPD exacerbations accelerate lung decline

COPD exacerbations accelerate lung decline

Study shows half of smokers experience respiratory symptoms similar to COPD

Study shows half of smokers experience respiratory symptoms similar to COPD

Researchers develop SpiroCall that can accurately measure lung function over simple phone call

Researchers develop SpiroCall that can accurately measure lung function over simple phone call

USPSTF does not recommend screening for COPD

USPSTF does not recommend screening for COPD

Patients with COPD show decreased gray matter volume in certain areas of the brain

Patients with COPD show decreased gray matter volume in certain areas of the brain

New diagnostic method shows COPD risk higher for women

New diagnostic method shows COPD risk higher for women

Researchers compare effectiveness of combination therapy for black patients with asthma

Researchers compare effectiveness of combination therapy for black patients with asthma