Current clinical diagnostic tests for asthma

Shiwan Shah, Gulshan Sharma

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Abstract

Asthma involves variable airflow obstruction in both large and small airways. The physiological consequences of obstruction include increased airway resistance and decreased expiratory flow rates, which lead to air trapping and dynamic hyperinflation. This chapter reviews current methods for pulmonary function testing to detect these physiological changes for both diagnosis and monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages75-80
Number of pages6
Volume795
ISBN (Print)9781461486022
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume795
ISSN (Print)00652598

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Keywords

  • Airway hyperresponsiveness
  • Bronchodilator reversibility
  • Bronchoprovocation
  • Methacholine
  • Peak expiratory flow rate
  • Spirometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Shah, S., & Sharma, G. (2014). Current clinical diagnostic tests for asthma. In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Vol. 795, pp. 75-80). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 795). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8603-9_5