Overall Goals and Objectives:
1. To understand ATS guidelines on interpreting spirometry, lung volumes, and DLCO.
2. To debate the pros and cons of plethysmography versus nitrogen wash out in assessing lung volumes.
3. To discuss the utility of FEV/FVC vs. FEV1/FEV3 and FEV1/FEV6 in characterizing obstructive and restrictive lung disease.
4. Critically analyze parameters for diffusion of carbon monoxide and understand their clinical significance.
Presentation: 35 minutes
Recommended CitationAdams, Andrea G., "Pulmonary Function Tests: Separating the Facts from the Hot Air" (2012). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Presentation 52.