9. Pulmonary Function Tests [chapter]

Progress in respiration research  
Pulmonary function tests are valuable investigations in the management of patients with suspected or previously diagnosed respiratory disease. They aid diagnosis, help monitor response to treatment and can guide decisions regarding further treatment and intervention. The interpretation of pulmonary functions tests requires knowledge of respiratory physiology. In this review we describe investigations routinely used and discuss their clinical implications. Recent thoraco-abdominal surgery Recent
more » ... inal surgery Recent ophthalmic surgery Thoracic or abdominal aneurysm Current pneumothorax
doi:10.1159/000417418 fatcat:icceh7vgczcmrlhyhep3p3fxrm