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Document ID (ISN)73515
CIS number 99-1514
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baur X., Isringhausen-Bley S., Degens P.
Title Comparison of lung-function reference values
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, Vol.72, No.2, p.69-83. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Case histories and lung function values of 139 healthy subjects were recorded and differences of measured values minus predicted values as recommended by different authors were computed. Results indicate that the ERS values of FVC, FEV1, and FEV1%FVC mainly applied in Europe should be verified. The much better-evaluated formulas of other authors are recommended. Furthermore, the age range between 60 and 70 years should be extrapolated from these formulas until better epidemiological data on lung function are available. Topics: age-linked differences; asthma; comparative study; farmer's lung; lung diseases; medical supervision; one-second forced expiratory volume; pneumoconiosis; pneumotachography; pulmonary function; respiratory function tests; respiratory volume; spirometry; statistical evaluation; ventilatory capacity; vital capacity.
Descriptors (primary) lung diseases; medical supervision; respiratory function tests; pulmonary function
Descriptors (secondary) pneumotachography; asthma; farmer's lung; pneumoconiosis; respiratory volume; comparative study; vital capacity; one-second forced expiratory volume; spirometry; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; ventilatory capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)