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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
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… 
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Although exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with symptomatic and physiological… 
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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… 
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… 
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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… 
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… 
Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
OBJECTIVE A meta-analysis of randomized trials was performed to estimate the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating… 
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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… 
Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Maximal expiratory flow-volume (MEFV) curves were measured in 1044 healthy nonsmoking volunteers living in the Barcelona area, as… 
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…