The role of FEV6 in the detection of airway obstruction.

@article{Demir2005TheRO,
  title={The role of FEV6 in the detection of airway obstruction.},
  author={Tunçalp Demir and Hande Demirel Ikitimur and Nihal Koç and Nurhayat Yildirim},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={
          103-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES There are recent reports regarding the use of forced expiratory volume in 6 s (FEV6) in place of forced expiratory vital capacity (FVC) in the detection of airway obstruction. We aimed to investigate the role of FEV6 in comparison with FVC in the evaluation of airway obstruction. METHODS The pulmonary function tests (PFT) results of all 5114 patients, who had been tested in the pulmonary function laboratory between 1998 and 2003, were retrospectively analyzed to investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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