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An instrument for measuring the volume of air entering and leaving the lungs.

spi′ro·met′ric (-rə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
spi·rom′e·try n.
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the measurement of the breathing capacity of the lungs. — spirometer, n.
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Noun1.spirometry - the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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n. espirometría, medida de la capacidad respiratoria tomada por medio de un espirómetro.
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n espirometría; incentive — espirometría incentivada
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Rest of the 10,836 (94.42%) patients were stable and treated with low pressure suction and incentive spirometry.
This study found incentive spirometry (IS) was no more effective than placebo in preventing pulmonary complications in patients diagnosed with pneumonia.
10232/10836 (94.42%) were stable and treated with low pressure suction and incentive spirometry. Clotted Hemothoraces were successfully evacuated in 561/10216 (5.49%) fire arm injury, 69/549 (12.56%) Bomb blast injuries, 14/72 (19.4%) drone injuries through postero-lateral thoracotomy.
Other studies have reported 14.1% to 70% incidence of post-operative atelectasis after cardiac surgery.12,13 The reduction in incidence of atelectasis in our study may be due to the practice of pre-operative incentive spirometry practice in all patients before surgery and the use of positive end expiratory pressure (7-8 cmH2O) and CPAP at 5 cmH2O during mechanical ventilation after surgery.12,14,15
She was ambulated followed by chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry to help lungs stay healthy after surgery.
Age, Comorbidity, Core Unit Care, Blood Transfusion, and Incentive Spirometry were all statistically significant predictors of hospital direct costs.
Objective: To see the effect of pre-operative incentive spirometry on post operative atelectasis in patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of pre-operative incentive spirometry versus no incentive spirometry before open heart surgery for the prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).
Incentive spirometry should not be routinely provided following abdominal surgery.
Pulmonary complication can be effectively prevented by prophylactic continuous positive air way pressure and incentive spirometry. (10)