Underdiagnosis and Overdiagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Posted on 15 November 2018, English, Pulmonary Function Test, Italiano, Scientific

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

This Concise Clinical Review published on the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine examines the problem and the prevalence of under-diagnosis and over-diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and second-line pulmonary function tests to detect obstructive pattern in symptomatic smokers with borderline spirometry

Posted on 27 June 2017, COSMED News, English, Pulmonary Function Test, Clinical CPET, Scientific

indirect calorimetry

A study published on the Respiratory Medicine Journal investigates the need for additional research on smokers with respiratory symptoms (dyspnoea, cough, or sputum production) and normal spirometry.

The six-minute walking test accompanied by pulse oximetry and ventilation assessment in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Posted on 23 September 2013, Scientific, Spiropalm

spirometry and six minute walk test

A new study was presented during 2013 ERS Congress with the aim was to evaluate exercise capacity, oxygen desaturation and minute ventilation (VE) during six-minute walking test (6MWT) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Interrupter Resistance in Preschool Children: Clinical utility in asthma management

Posted on 29 August 2013, Pulmonary Function Test, Scientific

pulmonary function test

The clinical importance of interrupter resistance (Rint) technique in asthma management on patients, who are not able to collaborate in the execution of spirometry tests, has been investigated a study by the Paediatry dept. of Siena Hospital (Italy).