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lungs

The two organs of respiration, filling most of the chest cavity inside the rib cage and above the diaphragm. Each lung resembles a “tree” with hollow bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli as “branches,” “twigs,” and “leaves.”
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Hyatt's Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition (online access included)
In our modest research in 1995, we investigated a possible mechanism to explain the negative effects of cigarette smoking on individuals who were indirectly exposed to smoke, that is, passive smokers, through pulmonary function tests and urinary cotinine levels (5).
[4] It gives information about the condition of lower airways by performing pulmonary function tests. It gives information whether the patient has obstructive or restrictive lung disease.
The disparity in abnormal findings in chest X-ray changes and in lung function tests suggests that in examining pulmonary manifestations in patients with RA, both radiographic methods and pulmonary function tests should be used for relevant evaluation.
In addition, all the patients underwent pulmonary function tests at the start of their exacerbations and about once weekly until their antibiotic therapy ended.
The patent includes a method in obtaining a composition for parenteral or enteral administration comprising a galacto-rhamnogalacturonate in a pharmaceutical acceptable carrier and administering to a subject in need of an effective dose of the composition that results in at least five percent improvement of pulmonary function tests where the subject has at least a primary or secondary lung fibrotic disease.
When compared, patients in the two groups performed differently on pulmonary function tests.
Pulmonary Function Tests. The mean difference of pulmonary function tests between cases and controls was compared using independent samples t-test.
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) were performed in accordance with the American Thoracic Society (ATS) criteria, using a pulmonary function analyser (MIR Spirolab III, Oberthulba, Germany).
Pulmonary Function Tests Vary In Different Ethnic Populations of Pakistan.
The results from pulmonary function tests are expressed in both absolute values and percentages, and are compared to values expected for a person of similar age, height, ethnicity, and gender who doesn't have lung disease.

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