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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.
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

EU provides €3 million to support research on chronic lung disease

EU provides €3 million to support research on chronic lung disease

New OTEMTO phase three results show potential improvement to quality of life for COPD patients

New OTEMTO phase three results show potential improvement to quality of life for COPD patients

Challenge remains for early COPD detection in primary care

Challenge remains for early COPD detection in primary care

GOLD 2007 and 2011 fail to accurately predict mortality risk

GOLD 2007 and 2011 fail to accurately predict mortality risk

Two-drug combination improves lung function in some cystic fibrosis patients

Two-drug combination improves lung function in some cystic fibrosis patients

Regular use of aspirin may slow the progression of early emphysema, new research shows

Regular use of aspirin may slow the progression of early emphysema, new research shows

Spirometry underutilized for asthma management in U.S. adults

Spirometry underutilized for asthma management in U.S. adults

Study examines association between marijuana use and measures of lung health

Study examines association between marijuana use and measures of lung health