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 children underwent the peak flow meter test to measure their lung capacity.
These include having to use your blue reliever inhaler more often; changes in your peak flow meter readings, and increased symptoms, such as waking up in the night.
The senior chest physician said that a simple gauge called peak flow meter is required to make a confirmed diagnosis of asthma but 90% of doctors diagnosing and treating asthma do not use the peak flow meter.
A peak flow meter is a simple device to measure how quickly one is able to breath air in out of your lungs.
In addition, the researcher used a peak flow meter to determine the effect of medication adherence on pulmonary functioning.
Another test used for the same purpose employs a peak flow meter to measure how much air you can breathe out in a fast blast.
His lungs were clear, and his peak flow meter readings were between 275 and 300 Liters/minute.
For pulmonary function assessment of patients during outpatient visits, spirometry is preferable, but peak expiratory flow measurement with a peak flow meter also is sufficient," they said.
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines recommend limiting the use of home nebulizers to acute asthma exacerbations that are monitored with a peak flow meter (PFM).
The numbers on the peak flow meter will indicate which zone you are in.
Having a peak flow meter to assess when you might need to double up on the inhalers or start steroid tablets makes it easier to nip problems in the bud.
Subjects were instructed to record their peak expiratory flow with an Assess Peak Flow Meter each evening.