Accession Number : AD0719285

Title :   Spirometric Investigation of Respiratory Illness in a Hospital Population.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 12 Feb 69-11 Feb 70,

Corporate Author : YODOGAWA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL OSAKA (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Fujii,Yoshihiko

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Spirograms on 82 cases on 88 occasions were performed. Their ages were distributed from 19 years to 78 years. The subjects came into the hospital for complete physical check-ups, pre-operative evaluation, evaluation of airway obstruction, spirometric study of cardiac patients etc. About half of the subjects showed normal spirograms. Two-thirds of the remainder had obstructive lung pattern on the spirograms. The rest showed restrictive type of abnormality. FEV1, FEV1% of FVC, MMF, and PFR corresponded fairly well to the functional diagnosis but MVV did not. Blood gas analysis showed a good correlation with the clinical and functional diagnosis. It should be the guide for diagnosis and treatment in association with spirometric studies. Spirograms done before and after bronchodilator can be frequently used for the diagnosis of irreversibility of airway obstruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESPIRATORY DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), (*RESPIRATION, MEASUREMENT), BLOOD, GASES, AIR, LUNG, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, OBSTRUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), JAPAN

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE