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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.
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

FIRS mobilizes members to raise awareness on COPD

FIRS mobilizes members to raise awareness on COPD

Spirometry fails to improve quality of life in asthmatic children

Spirometry fails to improve quality of life in asthmatic children

Expert creates new evidence-based guideline for managing sickle cell disease

Expert creates new evidence-based guideline for managing sickle cell disease

Ornamental birds and exposure to pigeons may contribute to hypersensitive pneumonitis

Ornamental birds and exposure to pigeons may contribute to hypersensitive pneumonitis

Study identifies link between higher levels of exposure to pollution and lung health in European citizens

Study identifies link between higher levels of exposure to pollution and lung health in European citizens

Higher pollution levels linked to deteriorating lung health among adult European citizens

Higher pollution levels linked to deteriorating lung health among adult European citizens

LSDF announces $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to promote health-related technologies

LSDF announces $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to promote health-related technologies

COPD overlooked in cardiovascular patients

COPD overlooked in cardiovascular patients

Sanofi, MannKind sign licensing agreement to develop and commercialize Afrezza Inhalation Powder

Sanofi, MannKind sign licensing agreement to develop and commercialize Afrezza Inhalation Powder