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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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Expiratory flow limitation (EFL) during tidal breathing is a major determinant of dynamic hyperinflation and exercise limitation… (More)
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2003
2003
OBJECTIVE To establish a reference value of peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) of normal boys and girls of urban and rural areas… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Although exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with symptomatic and physiological… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Respiratory tract infections may acutely increase risk from coronary heart disease (CHD), though the mechanisms have… (More)
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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… (More)
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1996
1996
The impact of summertime haze episodes on daily variations in symptoms and peak expiratory flow rates (PEFRs) was examined in a… (More)
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1995
1995
A stratified sample of 83 children living in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, reported twice daily peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR… (More)
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1993
1993
PEFR is a simple and reliable way of following patients with bronchial asthma and other obstructive airway diseases. Normal data… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Measuring peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) several times a day can provide an objective assessment of functional changes… (More)
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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… (More)
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