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HASHEMI R, HOMAYOUNI S, MEHRABIAN A, ZOJAJI H. CALCULATION OF RESIDUAL VOLUME BY SPIROMETRIC DATA. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2005; 19 (1) :49-51
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-415-en.html

MD Dept. of Internal Medicine, Shohada Medical &Educational Cente1; Shahid Beheshti Universityof Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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 ABSTRACT

 Background: The current practice to measure RV is either by BPG or helium dilution methods which may not be available in all clinics due to their cost.

 Methods: This paper outlines a method for both direct and indirect calculation of RV via PFT with acceptable sensitivity (81 %, 60% ), specificity (71 %, 94%) and validity (76%, 78%) for obstructive and restrictive lung disease respectively at a much lower cost.

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