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Introduction to pulmonary function testing

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The SpirXpert website aims at promoting understanding respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. The emphasis is on the measurement and interpretation of spirometric test results. The final evaluation of spirometric data, and any decisions about diagnosis, treatment and other interventions in patients remain the sole responsibility of the physician in charge of the patient, who should come to a conclusion on the basis of information from various sources, of which spirometric data form a part.

A quick tour of pulmonary function testing

It is recommended that you acquire basic background knowledge before embarking on performing spirometry or interpreting test results. Concise and essential information is available in the following chapters:

A good working knowledge of the pathophysiology of flow limitation is indispensible for optimally performing spirometry and interpreting test results. Recommended reading:

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