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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The cost-effectiveness of mini peak expiratory flow as a screening test for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among the Bangkok elderly.
Reference values for peak expiratory flow in Indian adult population using a European union scale peak flow meter.
Spirometry variables, including forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC, peak expiratory flow rate (PEF), forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% expired volume (FEF25-75), were recorded and interpreted.
Peak expiratory flow rate was determined via standard peak expiratory flow rate device in both the groups after the inhalation of standard dose of salbutamol.
In present study occupational exposure to cotton dust is examined by the standardized American Thoracic Society (ATS) questionnaire and a pulmonary function test, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) performed to make diagnosis amongst cotton operatives (ginners) and control group.
Comparison of normal and asthmatic circadian rhythms in peak expiratory flow rate.
While there are international standards for peak expiratory flow meters [20] there are none for peak inspiratory flow measurement.
Flowmetric Peak Expiratory Flow (F-PEF) has been measured three times for each participant; the best performance was chosen and graded.
The diagnostic is accomplished using five simple questions and a peak expiratory flow meter (PEF).
Patients' average peak expiratory flow rate was 462 L/min both before and after LABA withdrawal.
Changes in asthma scores, lung function parameters (forced expiratory volume in 1 s [FEV[sub]1], peak expiratory flow [PEF], forced expiratory flow at 50% of forced vital capacity [FEF[sub]50], forced expiratory flow at 75% of forced vital capacity, maximum mid-expiratory flow rate) and the concentrations of IL-4 and IL-6 in EBC were measured.