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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.
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

Call for greater beta blocker use in COPD

Call for greater beta blocker use in COPD

Chronic bronchitis could indicate COPD subtype

Chronic bronchitis could indicate COPD subtype

LLN spirometry inadequate to detect airflow obstruction

LLN spirometry inadequate to detect airflow obstruction

ICS overuse warning in COPD

ICS overuse warning in COPD

COPD–asthma overlap heightens exacerbation risk

COPD–asthma overlap heightens exacerbation risk

Pediatric asthma hospitalizations alert to poor disease management

Pediatric asthma hospitalizations alert to poor disease management

Hypothyroidism linked to COPD exacerbation risk

Hypothyroidism linked to COPD exacerbation risk

Gas transfer excels in predicting mortality in COPD

Gas transfer excels in predicting mortality in COPD

Iron levels hint at resistance to harmful effects of smoking

Iron levels hint at resistance to harmful effects of smoking