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PFT

Abbreviation for pulmonary function test.

PFT

abbreviation for pulmonary function test.

PFT

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pulmonary function test

PFT

Abbreviation for pulmonary function test.
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PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST: Pulmonary volumes
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PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST

pulmonary function test

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PFT

One of several different tests used to evaluate the condition of the respiratory system. Measures of expiratory flow and lung volumes and capacities are obtained. The forced vital capacity is one of the more important pulmonary function tests; it provides a measure of the amount of air that can be maximally exhaled after a maximum inspiration and the time required for that expiration. Pulmonary function tests can also determine the diffusion ability of the alveolar-capillary membrane.
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The percent predictive values of the PFT were marginally above the impairment values (Tables 2-4).
For this study, the PFT measures - forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume 1(FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) - were taken using computerised spirometry device (Spiro USB 5050), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines2,11 for spirometry were strictly followed.
All 14 patients with abnormal PFT had abnormality in HRCT scan.
PFT is a useful procedure for assessing and monitoring respiratory diseases.
PFT predicts the isotropic two-way speed of light, which makes the M-S theory ineffective in testing this alternative to STR.
Between each test the PFT sources were sealed in doubled, heavy-duty re-sealable bags (bag within another bag) and left in their respective zone while the house was flushed with outdoor air to a minimum of 10 complete air changes using a blower door and open windows and doors.
According to the company, PFT makes it easier for clinicians to record problems and diagnoses by providing a comprehensive library of commonly used synonyms with mappings to SNOMED CT, ICD-9 and ICD-10.
Out of the cohort of patients with abnormal PFT (n=27); 56% (n=15) had a restrictive PFT pattern, 2.
The PFT measures this resistance and plots it as a function of the powder level in the bin.
Most measured PFT values were abnormally low in all study patients with no significant differences between baseline PFTs in patients.
The PFT is suitable for manufacturers who need to eliminate the downtime and expense of erratic powder discharge from hoppers.