PEFR


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PEFR

Peak expiratory flow rate

PEFR

Abbreviation for peak expiratory flow rate.

PEFR

peak expiratory flow rate

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This group also showed a significantly reduced PEFR with twice higher prevalence of abnormal PEFR and respiratory morbidities (chronic cough with phlegm and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) as compared to the other two groups.
End-of-study improvements in morning PEFR were not significantly different in the tiotropium (27.
To check for signs of such spasm, we performed a PEFR test at baseline and between each cough stimulus event.
After 15 days, once again the respiratory status was assessed clinically in terms of chest expansion, breath holding time and PEFR recordings as before the start of pranayama and meditation training.
Serial PEFR testing using a portable peak flow meter is currently the most practical test that can be used to assess work-relatedness in patients who are still working.
It would give more precise information about changes in lung capacity than PEFR.
1] or PEFR PEFR Variability 4 Severe persistent <60% >30% 3 Moderate persistent 60%-79% >30% 2 Mild persistent * [greater than or 20%-30% equal to]80% 1 Mild intermittent [greater than or <20% equal to]80% [FFV.
Secondary endpoints included morning and evening peak expiratory flow rates (AM PEFR, PM PEFR), rescue Beta-agonist requirements, nocturnal awakening due to asthma, and other asthma-related outcomes.
An intervention consisting of education about asthma along with a written exacerbation management plan based on PEFR measurements significantly reduced the number of days lost from work, asthma exacerbations, urgent physician visits, and emergency room visits for asthma compared with a similar group of asthmatics without the educational intervention (14).
Secondary endpoints included morning and evening peak expiratory flow rates (AM PEFR, PM PEFR), rescue -agonist requirements, nocturnal awakening due to asthma, and other asthma-related outcomes.
Respiratory function was assessed by measuring the PEFR using a mini peak flow meter.
Criteria for a working diagnosis of asthma * Wheezing more than 1x/month * Activity-induced cough or wheeze * Cough at night * Absence of seasonal variation * Symptoms persisting after the age of 3 years * Symptoms worsening with certain exposures * Colds repeatedly going to the chest * Response to a bronchodilator * Response to a 10-day oral steroid course * Concomitant rhinitis, eczema or food allergies * Family history of allergy * Response to a bronchodilators in children under 5 (FEV >12%, PEFR >20% of prebronchodilators PEF) * Diurnal variation of PEF >20% with twice daily readings