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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.
Quantitative CT can offer valuable prognostic information for COPD patients

Quantitative CT can offer valuable prognostic information for COPD patients

Structural changes associated with frequent exacerbations identified in lungs of COPD patients

Structural changes associated with frequent exacerbations identified in lungs of COPD patients

U.S. physicians to receive nearly $10M from Humana's Provider Quality Rewards Program

U.S. physicians to receive nearly $10M from Humana's Provider Quality Rewards Program

MAP Pharmaceuticals submits LEVADEX NDA to FDA for treatment of migraine in adults

MAP Pharmaceuticals submits LEVADEX NDA to FDA for treatment of migraine in adults

EMP levels may help clinicians diagnose early emphysema

EMP levels may help clinicians diagnose early emphysema

Test that measures destruction of lung air sacs, could help prevent progression of emphysema

Test that measures destruction of lung air sacs, could help prevent progression of emphysema

Elevated rates of 'Sarcoid Like' Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease found in WTC responders

Elevated rates of 'Sarcoid Like' Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease found in WTC responders

CF patients with normal to mildly impaired lung function may benefit from new investigational drug

CF patients with normal to mildly impaired lung function may benefit from new investigational drug

AMGA, AMGF announce grantees in COPD Best Practices Learning Collaborative

AMGA, AMGF announce grantees in COPD Best Practices Learning Collaborative

Abnormal levels of circulating auto-antibodies found in blood of COPD patients

Abnormal levels of circulating auto-antibodies found in blood of COPD patients

COPD Alliance calls upon primary care clinicians to STEP forward in fight against COPD

COPD Alliance calls upon primary care clinicians to STEP forward in fight against COPD

ERS calls Europeans for lung test on World Spirometry Day

ERS calls Europeans for lung test on World Spirometry Day

MAP Pharmaceuticals reports results from LEVADEX PK and safety clinical trial in smokers, non-smokers

MAP Pharmaceuticals reports results from LEVADEX PK and safety clinical trial in smokers, non-smokers

New approach to lung cancer measurement holds promise for smokers

New approach to lung cancer measurement holds promise for smokers

Children born very early have abnormal lung function: U.K. researchers

Children born very early have abnormal lung function: U.K. researchers

WTC FDNY Rescue Workers have not recovered normal lung function, yet

WTC FDNY Rescue Workers have not recovered normal lung function, yet

Aradigm reports net loss of $3.4M for fourth-quarter 2009

Aradigm reports net loss of $3.4M for fourth-quarter 2009

Personalized risk assessment tools can help improve smoking cessation

Personalized risk assessment tools can help improve smoking cessation

CTS: More people are being admitted to Canadian hospitals each year with COPD

CTS: More people are being admitted to Canadian hospitals each year with COPD

Muscle-sparing treatments could improve patient outcomes and reduce costs

Muscle-sparing treatments could improve patient outcomes and reduce costs