The FEF25-75% and the clinical diagnosis of asthma.

  title={The FEF25-75% and the clinical diagnosis of asthma.},
  author={W. Michael Alberts and Michael C. Ferris and Stuart M. Brooks and Allan L. Goldman},
  journal={Annals of allergy},
  volume={73 3},
Nonspecific bronchial provocation testing is clinically useful in the evaluation of patients with symptoms suggestive of asthma. Testing is usually reserved for those with normal or near normal baseline spirometry. Although bronchial provocation testing is safe and widely available, the protocol is time consuming and not without expense. It has been reported that a reduced FEF25-75% in the context of an otherwise normal spirogram suggests that asthma should be considered. To evaluate this… CONTINUE READING

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