Assessment of pulmonary function

Rachel Dancer, David Thickett

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Assessment of pulmonary function plays a vital role in the investigation and monitoring of patients with and at risk of respiratory disease. The interpretation of pulmonary function tests requires knowledge of respiratory physiology and should always be made within the context of the patient's history and examination findings. This article discusses the measurement and interpretation of commonly used pulmonary function tests including spirometry, lung volume and gas transfer measurements and exercise testing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine (United Kingdom)
Issue number4
Early online date19 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Gas transfer
  • lung
  • lung volumes
  • obstruction
  • physiology
  • pulmonary function tests
  • spirometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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