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Flashcards in Pulmonary Function Tests Deck (10):
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Identify the three major components of routine pulmonary function tests and how they are performed/measured.

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2

Identify components of and distinguish between volumes and capacities

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3

Define the determinants of FRC (aka TGV)

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4

Identify effort dependent and independent components to pulmonary function testing

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5

Distinguish between obstructive and restrictive patterns on pulmonary function tests.

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6

Identify the 3 major factors contributing to DLCO

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7

Identify major disease processes by PFT patterns integrating airflow, lung volume, and gas exchange measurements.

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8

Describe how pressure – volume curves are performed and assist in the interpretation of abnormal pulmonary function tests (specifically in emphysema, asthma, obesity and
fibrotic lung disease).

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9

Define compliance and elastance.

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10

Identify how bronchoprovocation testing may be helpful in evaluating suspected asthma including methacholine and exercise testing

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