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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.
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

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flare-ups: an interview with Dr. MeiLan Han, University of Michigan and Scott Cerreta, Director of Education, COPD Foundation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flare-ups: an interview with Dr. MeiLan Han, University of Michigan and Scott Cerreta, Director of Education, COPD Foundation

Study finds deployment-related respiratory symptoms in veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan

Study finds deployment-related respiratory symptoms in veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan

Pulmonary abnormalities may be precursor to chronic respiratory disease in Iraq/Afghanistan, Gulf War veterans

Pulmonary abnormalities may be precursor to chronic respiratory disease in Iraq/Afghanistan, Gulf War veterans

Study shows commonly used statin drug does not reduce acute COPD exacerbations

Study shows commonly used statin drug does not reduce acute COPD exacerbations

Children who wheeze are at risk of developing damage that affect lung function

Children who wheeze are at risk of developing damage that affect lung function

Doctors miss opportunities to diagnose COPD at an earlier stage in primary and secondary care

Doctors miss opportunities to diagnose COPD at an earlier stage in primary and secondary care

Spinal cord injury patients could benefit from careful assessment for sleep apnea

Spinal cord injury patients could benefit from careful assessment for sleep apnea

COPD undertreatment widespread

COPD undertreatment widespread

Fat mass not linked to lung function in children with asthma

Fat mass not linked to lung function in children with asthma

Airway alterations present even in young smokers without COPD

Airway alterations present even in young smokers without COPD

Obese patients receive needless respiratory treatment

Obese patients receive needless respiratory treatment