18 March 2016
The Vital Capacity Is Vital: Epidemiology and Clinical Significance of the Restrictive Spirometry Pattern.
An overview on the significance of Restrictive Spirometry Pattern has been published in the Chest Journal, official pubblication of the American College of Chest Physicians.
The restrictive spirometry pattern (RSP) is characterized by decreased FEV1 and FVC but a preserved FEV1/FVC ratio. Epidemiologic research has revealed a substantial portion of the general population with these abnormal spirometry results.
This article provides an overview of the recent developments in our understanding of this prevalent and highly morbid spirometry pattern.
The article details are the following:
- Title: "The Vital Capacity Is Vital: Epidemiology and Clinical Significance of the Restrictive Spirometry Pattern"
- Authors: Mark S. Godfrey, Matthew D. Jankowich - Providence VA Medical Center, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Section, Providence (USA)
- Published in:Chest January 2016, Vol 149, No. 1
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