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Automated system for the measurement of airways resistance, lung volumes, and flow-volume loops.
  1. P J Chowienczyk,
  2. P J Rees,
  3. T J Clark

    Abstract

    Using a digital computer and body plethysmograph measurements of airways resistance, lung volumes, and flow-volume loops may be obtained from a single manoeuvre performed by the patient. All the measurements together with a display of the flow-volume loop are displayed within 10 seconds of the patient completing the manoeuvre. The system appears to offer considerable advantages in speed, objectivity, and reproducibility when compared with conventional methods.

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