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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.


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"


n. espirometría, medida de la capacidad respiratoria tomada por medio de un espirómetro.


n espirometría; incentive — espirometría incentivada
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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.
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.
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.
Contract awarded for 8789 code set incentive spirometry, including nozzle, hose corrugated, measurement scale inspired by volume with minimum capacity of 2,500 cc, descartable.
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).
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (do Nascimento Junior et al 2014, Overend et al 2001) have investigated the use of incentive spirometry (IS) for patients following abdominal surgery.
The incentive spirometry consists of using equipment designed to stimulate patients to perform deep and slow breaths through visual stimuli, followed by sustained respiration, aiming at lung and chest expansion.
Pulmonary complication can be effectively prevented by prophylactic continuous positive air way pressure and incentive spirometry.
Second, the decrease in complications was due to nursing measures: deep breathing, forced expiration, and incentive spirometry.