peak flow meter

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peak flow meter

n.
A portable instrument that detects minute decreases in air flow, used by people with asthma to monitor small changes in breathing capacity.
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1]: Forced expiratory volume in the first second, PEFR: Peak expiratory flow rate
05, S Mean [+ or -] SD FEF: Forced expiratory flow, SD: Standard deviation, PIFR: Peak inspiratory flow rate, PIFR: Peak expiratory flow rate
This is a cross-sectional study done at a tertiary care hospital to compare the peak expiratory flow rate with the help of "Mini-Wright" peak flow meter among females, normal healthy subjects and subjects who are asthmatics of age group 20-40 years.
Key words: Hand dynamometry hand grip strength peak expiratory flow rate.
Evaluation of asthma control using patient based measures and peak expiratory flow rate.
The primary variables measured included forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expired volume in one second (fEv1), FVC/FEV1, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), and maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV).
001 Table 3: Effect of yoga on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (liters/min) No.
Each student measured peak expiratory flow rate three times a day for 42 days.
One clinical study (Jones et al 1992a) compared the expiratory flow rates between circuits and found a higher peak expiratory flow rate in the Laerdal circuit at low peak inspiratory pressure (13 cm[H.
In the recent collaboration with the Koto Hospital in Tokyo, the company has confirmed that a long-time ingestion (at least 6 months) of tomato juice helps alleviate the subjective symptoms of BA while improving the peak expiratory flow rate, an index of BA.
At 6 months, the groups of patients had roughly equivalent improvements in morning peak expiratory flow rate.