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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.
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

GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis

GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis

Dual-pronged approach to diabetes and COPD needed

Dual-pronged approach to diabetes and COPD needed

Exposure to fumes released during firing of military small arms can lead to decline in lung function

Exposure to fumes released during firing of military small arms can lead to decline in lung function

COPDF launches pocket consultant guide iPhone app for effective diagnosis, therapy of COPD

COPDF launches pocket consultant guide iPhone app for effective diagnosis, therapy of COPD

Study: COPD linked with increased risk of developing cerebral microbleeds

Study: COPD linked with increased risk of developing cerebral microbleeds

Elevated levels of inflammatory biomarkers in individuals associated with high risk of COPD exacerbations

Elevated levels of inflammatory biomarkers in individuals associated with high risk of COPD exacerbations

Researchers find that over 40% of patients treated for COPD did not actually have the disease

Researchers find that over 40% of patients treated for COPD did not actually have the disease

A1-PI treatment slows progression of emphysema in patients with AATD

A1-PI treatment slows progression of emphysema in patients with AATD

Systemic inflammation is linked with depression in COPD patients, say researchers

Systemic inflammation is linked with depression in COPD patients, say researchers