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The aim was to show that peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) of a cough stimulated by the most effective US frequency and power demonstrated in the previous studies achieved an expiratory flow rate greater than the 160 to 270 L/min previously shown to be needed to clear secretions .
He said that while he and his coworkers are still in the brainstorming stage, they are drawn to a staged approach involving a very brief questionnaire, in-office measurement of peak expiratory flow via a pocket spirometer, followed by diagnostic-quality spirometry when indicated.
Current skills include: * Compliance and Resistance Measurement * End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring * Intrapulmonary Shunt Calculation * Mechanical Ventilation: Airway Pressure Release Ventilation * Oxygen Therapy for Patients with an Artificial Airway * Peak Expiratory Flow Measurement "At Elsevier, we are committed to helping healthcare providers by creating evidence-based tools to use at the point-of-care and really improve clinical outcomes," said Barbara Nelson Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Content Development, Elsevier.
The peak expiratory flow is greater and or equal to 70% of personal best.
The experimental group also demonstrated significant increase in peak expiratory flow rates using an air flow meter immediately after self-hypnosis when compared to the control group.
Secondary endpoints include pulmonary function, time to exacerbation, daily peak expiratory flow (PEF) and symptom scores, immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, and fractional concentration of expired nitric oxide (FeNO).
Lung function assessment included forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume and peak expiratory flow (PEF).
2006) Changes in peak expiratory flow and respiratory strength during menstrual cycle.