Accession Number : AD0724156

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

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 7, 12 Feb 70-11 Feb 71,

Corporate Author : YODOGAWA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL OSAKA (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Fujii,Yoshihiko

Report Date : 07 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In a three year and five month period, 246 subjects were tested spirographically on 284 occasions. The male to female ratio was three to two. Their ages ranged from 13 to 80 years. Twenty-one patients died. Eight cases were followed every year. Reasons for examinations varied from physical check-ups, to pre-operative evaluation to evaluation of airway obstruction and spirometric study of cardiac cases and so on. More than half of the cases were normal on spirograms. About two-thirds of the remainder had obstructive lung abnormality. The others had some restrictive abnormality. Functionally, FEV1 and FEV1% were well matched to the clinical diagnoses. Follow-up cases, some death cases and some pre-operative cases were reviewed. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE