Spirometric Investigation of Respiratory Illness in a Hospital Population
Technical Report,12 Feb 1970,11 Feb 1971
YODOGAWA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL OSAKA (JAPAN) OSAKA Japan
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In a three year and five month period, 246 subjects were tested spirographically on 284 occasions. The male to female ratio was three to two. Their ages ranged from 13 to 80 years. Twenty-one patients died. Eight cases were followed every year. Reasons for examinations varied from physical check-ups, to pre-operative evaluation to evaluation of airway obstruction and spirometric study of cardiac cases and so on. More than half of the cases were normal on spirograms. About two-thirds of the remainder had obstructive lung abnormality. The others had some restrictive abnormality. Functionally, FEV1 and FEV1 were well matched to the clinical diagnoses. Follow-up cases, some death cases and some pre-operative cases were reviewed.
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