Early detection of airways obstruction by the closing volume technique

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Measurement of closing volumes has proved to be a sensitive technique for detecting the early lung function changes found in cigarette smokers. The sensitivity of this test is considerably greater than that of conventional spirometric tests. Widespread use of this test, however, should probably await standardization of the procedure and further understanding of the implications of abnormal test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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