Monitoring of expiratory flow rates and lung volumes during a high altitude expedition.

@article{Fischer2005MonitoringOE,
  title={Monitoring of expiratory flow rates and lung volumes during a high altitude expedition.},
  author={Rainald Fischer and Susanne Lang and Anat Bergner and Rudolf Maria Huber},
  journal={European journal of medical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={
          469-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Data on lung volumes and changes in flow-volume spirometry at high altitude are few and do not provide comprehensive assessment of the occurring changes. This study characterizes alterations of the forced expiratory flow-volume curve (FEFV-curve) and lung volumes at increasing altitude. METHODS FEFV-curve and lung volumes at increasing altitude were characterized by daily assessment of peak expiratory flow (PEF), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), forced vital capacity… CONTINUE READING

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