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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.
Abdominal obesity puts the squeeze on lungs

Abdominal obesity puts the squeeze on lungs

Even with medication, asthma patients show chronic airflow changes in lungs

Even with medication, asthma patients show chronic airflow changes in lungs

Nitric oxide monitoring does not help most children with asthma

Nitric oxide monitoring does not help most children with asthma

Long-term use of a macrolide antibiotic reduce COPD exacerbations, raise questions

Long-term use of a macrolide antibiotic reduce COPD exacerbations, raise questions

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease sending more people to hospital

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease sending more people to hospital

Asthma may be over-diagnosed by up to 30 per cent in Canadian adults

Asthma may be over-diagnosed by up to 30 per cent in Canadian adults

Latest research on diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases

Latest research on diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases

Obesity can worsen the impact of asthma

Obesity can worsen the impact of asthma

Low dose inhaled corticosteroids improve lung function in mild asthma patients

Low dose inhaled corticosteroids improve lung function in mild asthma patients

Ozone response greater with increasing BMI

Ozone response greater with increasing BMI

Managing asthma

Managing asthma

Breastfed babies breathe better, except when mother is asthmatic

Breastfed babies breathe better, except when mother is asthmatic

COPD more common place in China that originally thought

COPD more common place in China that originally thought

Bad neighborhoods and lack of family support may worsen asthma in children and adolescents

Bad neighborhoods and lack of family support may worsen asthma in children and adolescents

Some kids are being misdiagnosed with asthma

Some kids are being misdiagnosed with asthma

New findings on vocal cord dysfunction

New findings on vocal cord dysfunction

Pulmonary function testing in children aged 2 to 6

Pulmonary function testing in children aged 2 to 6

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have greater arterial stiffness

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have greater arterial stiffness

JRRD releases issue on pain

JRRD releases issue on pain

Red tide toxins may trigger respiratory symptoms

Red tide toxins may trigger respiratory symptoms