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Therefore, it is important to recognize the potential use for spirometry and the resultant flow-volume loop in the diagnosis of asthma or upper airway obstruction.
2,6) The expiratory limb of the flow-volume loop appears concave (Fig.
The use of the flow-volume loop in the pulmonary function laboratory or in the clinic serves as an effective and accurate screen for the detection of lung rejection.
The helium iso-flow study involves having the patient perform a flow-volume loop while breathing room air.
The inspiratory volume per second calculated from a flow-volume loop quantifies an eventual laryngeal obstruction during inspiration and permits followup after treatment.
It becomes very evident that a patient is trying to change his spirometric results by observing the variation in flow-volume loop shape.