Spirometric reference values in a large Middle Eastern population.

  title={Spirometric reference values in a large Middle Eastern population.},
  author={Mohammad Afsari Golshan and Mehdi Nematbakhsh and Babak Amra and Robert O. Crapo},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={22 3},
Ethnic differences in pulmonary function have been frequently reported. The purposes of this study were to derive equations for the prediction of normative spirometry values for a large population of Persians in Isfahan and compare them to reference values from a White Euro-USA population. Spirometry measurements were obtained from 4,341 randomly selected healthy nonsmoker subjects in Isfahan, Iran, utilising American Thoracic Society guidelines and a vigorous quality assurance program… CONTINUE READING

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