Office spirometry is 30 years old, but is not mature.

@article{Enright2005OfficeSI,
  title={Office spirometry is 30 years old, but is not mature.},
  author={Paul L. Enright},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={1619-20}
}
The study by Kaminsky et al1 published in this issue suggests that, despite 3 decades of growth, spirometry done in the offices of primary care practitioners has not yet matured. A first-generation office spirometer was the Breon 2400, designed by a pharmaceutical company in the early 1970s and popularized by our innovative and evangelistic mentor, Thomas L Petty.2 Available now for as little as $25 at Ebay.com, the little blue Breon 2400 remains a robust and accurate instrument for detecting… CONTINUE READING

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