Functional spirometric profile examinations in bronchial asthma and airways obstruction

G. Miskovits, P. Magyar, E. Zolnay

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Spirometric parameters refer to the circadian periodicity of respiration both in healthy persons, and in patients with airways obstruction. The time of the worst condition can be recorded at night, in the early morning hours. A large discrepancy exists between the objectively-registered values of airways obstruction, and the subjective feelings of the patients. It is to be supposed that the patients' subjective feeling of dyspnea changes a great deal during the course of time. The patient may become accustomed to his own airways obstruction, and perhaps that is why he does not visit a doctor at the time. For this reason, objectively measured data should be the criteria for this disease. Airways obstruction may remain latent for a couple of years, without being subjectively experienced by the patient, or without being objectively measured and recorded by the physician. The diagnosis of latent airways obstruction, and the decision in respect of a daily therapeutic regimen, can be greatly supported by spirometric profile examinations, especially during the night, and in particular when carried out at 4-6 a.m.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Respiratory Diseases
Volume59
Issue numberSUPPL. 102
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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Airway Obstruction
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Functional spirometric profile examinations in bronchial asthma and airways obstruction. / Miskovits, G.; Magyar, P.; Zolnay, E.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 59, No. SUPPL. 102, 1978, p. 163-167.

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