Spirometric Investigation of Respiratory Illness in a Hospital Population
Technical Report,12 Feb 1969,11 Feb 1970
YODOGAWA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL OSAKA (JAPAN) OSAKA Japan
Pagination or Media Count:
Spirograms on 82 cases on 88 occasions were performed. Their ages were distributed from 19 years to 78 years. The subjects came into the hospital for complete physical check-ups, pre-operative evaluation, evaluation of airway obstruction, spirometric study of cardiac patients etc. About half of the subjects showed normal spirograms. Two-thirds of the remainder had obstructive lung pattern on the spirograms. The rest showed restrictive type of abnormality. FEV1, FEV1 of FVC, MMF, and PFR corresponded fairly well to the functional diagnosis but MVV did not. Blood gas analysis showed a good correlation with the clinical and functional diagnosis. It should be the guide for diagnosis and treatment in association with spirometric studies. Spirograms done before and after bronchodilator can be frequently used for the diagnosis of irreversibility of airway obstruction.
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