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PFT

Abbreviation for pulmonary function test.

PFT

Abbreviation for:
pancreatic function test
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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 PFT data was recorded as an absolute value and predicted value based on gender, age, weight, and height.
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In this study, a total of 118 TB-treated patients were evaluated for PFT. Of the participants, 56.8% (67) were male and 43.2% (51) were female.
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.
The main finding of this study is that increase in BMI leads to increase in abnormal PFT parameters mainly restrictive pattern.
In the U.S., some hospitals are also replacing aging and far costlier PFT labs with the EasyOne Pro ultrasound-based devices, which require no service contracts or disposables other than inexpensive mouthpieces.
Transformation (5) determines all dynamic and kinematical properties of PFT. Formally, the above transformation and Lorentz transformation do not convert to each other.
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The focus of the testing approach for this paper was on perfluorocarbon tracer (PFT) measurements to determine zone air change rates and inter-zonal airflows with the different ventilation systems operating.