Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary Therapy is a disease marked by scarring in the lungs. Tissue deep in the lungs becomes thick, stiff and scarred. The scarring is called fibrosis. As the lung tissue becomes scarred, it interferes with a person's ability to breathe. In some cases, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis can be found. But most cases of pulmonary fibrosis have no known cause. These cases are called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body's circulation. Spirometry measures airflow. By measuring how much air you exhale, and how quickly, spirometry can evaluate a broad range of lung diseases. In a spirometry test, while you are sitting, you breathe into a mouthpiece that is connected to an instrument called a spirometer. The spirometer records the amount and the rate of air that you breathe in and out over a period of time.

  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pharmacologic interventions of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Advances in pulmonary fibrosis
  • Static and dynamic lung volumes-interpretation and performance
  • Body plethysmography- interpretation
  • Ventilation–perfusion measurement- interpretation
  • Exercise testing including walking tests and spiroergometry
  • Blood gas assessment and oximetry- interpretation and performance
  • Bronchial provocation testing- interpretation and performance
  • Emphysema

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