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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.
COPD patients also experience significant amounts of chronic pain, researchers say

COPD patients also experience significant amounts of chronic pain, researchers say

Study explores links between asthma, sleep quality and academic performance in urban schoolchildren

Study explores links between asthma, sleep quality and academic performance in urban schoolchildren

People exposed to wood and tobacco smoke are at greater risk for developing COPD

People exposed to wood and tobacco smoke are at greater risk for developing COPD

GOLD predicts mortality in COPD

GOLD predicts mortality in COPD

COPD-asthma overlap ‘needs greater recognition’

COPD-asthma overlap ‘needs greater recognition’

Cyclist pollution exposure minimized by use of quieter roads

Cyclist pollution exposure minimized by use of quieter roads

COPD underdiagnosed in Chinese lung cancer patients

COPD underdiagnosed in Chinese lung cancer patients

Apelin-12 levels increased in childhood asthma

Apelin-12 levels increased in childhood asthma

Call for more COPD screening for smokers

Call for more COPD screening for smokers

Degree of emphysema predicts mortality in ever-smokers with or without COPD

Degree of emphysema predicts mortality in ever-smokers with or without COPD

New once-daily dual bronchodilator effective in COPD

New once-daily dual bronchodilator effective in COPD

BRFSS survey offers state-level rates of COPD prevalence

BRFSS survey offers state-level rates of COPD prevalence

Acute cough should raise asthma alarm

Acute cough should raise asthma alarm

NIEHS announces finalists of My Air, My Health Challenge

NIEHS announces finalists of My Air, My Health Challenge

Older patients with COPD at increased risk for carotid artery plaque formation: Study

Older patients with COPD at increased risk for carotid artery plaque formation: Study

Simple five-question survey may lead to increased diagnoses of COPD

Simple five-question survey may lead to increased diagnoses of COPD

Early exposure to traffic-related air pollution affects respiratory health in children

Early exposure to traffic-related air pollution affects respiratory health in children

Parametric response mapping could improve diagnosis and treatment of COPD

Parametric response mapping could improve diagnosis and treatment of COPD

I COUGH program reduces likelihood of respiratory complications in surgical patients

I COUGH program reduces likelihood of respiratory complications in surgical patients

First global benchmarks for assessing lung function across entire life span

First global benchmarks for assessing lung function across entire life span