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Peak expiratory flow rate measurement

Known as: PEFR, peak expiratory flow rate test, Expiratory Peak Flow Rate 
Measurement of the maximum rate of airflow attained during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination. Common abbreviations are PEFR and PFR.
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND The issue of whether regular use of an inhaled beta2-adrenergic agonist worsens airflow and clinical outcomes in… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Tiotropium, a novel once-daily inhaled anticholinergic, has been shown to improve lung function over a 24-h period. In order to… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Although exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with symptomatic and physiological… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
We performed meta-analyses of randomized, control trials to assess the effects of seven analgesic therapies on postoperative… Expand
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Review
1997
Review
1997
The use of peak flow meters has been widely adopted for monitoring patients with asthma. The Working Party of the European… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
Several measurements of the same quantity on the same subject will not in general be the same. This may be because of natural… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
A study was done to compare the efficacy and safety of the coprescription of salmeterol 50 microgram twice daily or 100 microgram… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
OBJECTIVE A meta-analysis of randomized trials was performed to estimate the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
OBJECTIVE--To study the role of respiratory viruses in exacerbations of asthma in adults. DESIGN--Longitudinal study of 138… Expand
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
A computer technique (cosinor analysis) has been used to evaluate circadian rhythms in airway calibre in normals and asthmatics… Expand
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