[Determination of forced expiratory volume (FEV 1) and maximal peak expiratory flow within the scope of routine diagnosis in general practice].

In 5 Viennese general practice offices we investigated patients by spirometry with the following indications: differential diagnosis of dyspnea; every 3rd smoker of more than 10 cigarettes a day (including asymptomatic ones); cough and nasal disorders of more than 4 weeks duration; indicative physical findings (cyanosis or auscultation). The sample control… CONTINUE READING