News tagged with lung function

Related topics: asthma , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , children , american journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , tobacco smoke

Link between vitamin E and exposure to air pollution

A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The paper adds to growing ...

May 14, 2015
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Electronic cigarettes do not damage the heart

Smoking is the most preventable risk factor for cardiac and lung disease and is expected to cause 1 billion deaths during the 21st century. Electronic cigarettes have been marketed in recent years as a safer ...

Aug 26, 2012
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Spirometry

Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath) is the most common of the Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the measurement of the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.

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