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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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Has your doctor advised you to use a peak flow meter at home (show the PEF meter)?
He stated that the river inflows, after touching the peak flows of 378,400 cusecs, decreased to 256,200 cusecs today.
Ronaldson, from the University of York in the United Kingdom, and colleagues evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a series of simple lung function tests (spirometry, microspirometry, peak flow meter, and WheezoMeter) and symptom-based case-finding questionnaires to improve early identification of COPD cases in the primary care setting.
Medical technology company Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) revealed on Thursday that it has launched the AsthmaMDTM Peak Flow Meter, which has been developed to track and measure lung performance for asthma sufferers.
PEFR was recorded by Mini-Wright peak flow meter (Clement and Clarke), [3] an instrument to record PEFR from 60-800 L/min.
Spirometer Market, by Product (Hand-held, Table-top, Desktop (PC)), by Technology (Volume Measurement, Flow Measurement, Peak Flow Meters (PFM)), by End User, by Application, by Geography - Global Forecast to 2020
(Top) Nine glottal airflow pulses with different peak flows but similar flow declination rates.
The $29 million Village Creek Peak Flow Storage project is another CMAR project involving preconstruction services and the construction of three large, earthen and concrete-lined storage basins, a 7,000-linear-foot, large diameter pipeline and modifications to a junction structure and pump station at the city's largest wastewater plant, located in north Arlington, Texas - Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility (VCWRF).
Sampling began 24 h after peak flows. Flows in all sampled streams within the Santa Cruz River watershed ceased within 120 h of peak flow.
When, if ever, was a detailed survey done of hospital car visitors to determine their origin, and done at various peak flow periods to take account off appointment and visiting times?
Due to limited data available from Northeast China, few reports are available to describe the impacts of wetland loss on the peak flow of Naoli River Basin as the wetlands have been converted to cropland.
Reported a peak flow rate of 97 boe/day and 30 day average of 38 boe/day.