Pulmonary Function Testing in Inorganic Dust Diseases. Dr Peri Arbak Duzce University , School of Medicine Department of Chest Diseases. Presentation plan. Pulmonary function tests in inorganic dust diseases Correlation between pulmonary functions and progression of disease
Dr Peri Arbak
DuzceUniversity, School of Medicine
Department of ChestDiseases
1- Forcedexpiratoryflowsincluded FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC, MMFR can be measuredeither in workplaceorpulmonaryfunctionlaboratory,
2- Diffusioncapacityand total lungcapacity can be measured in sophisticatedlaboratoryfacilities,
3- 6 minutewalking test,
4- Arterialbloodgases, measurement of pulmonaryarterialpressure,
Correlationbetweenpulmonaryfunctionsandprogression of disease(Baum GL, Textbook of PulmonaryDiseases. Vol 1. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott-Raven; 1998:683-92.).
1- OSHA- and industry-mandated medicalsurveillanceprograms require health professionals to assess respiratory health using previous and current examination results.
2- Traditionalevaluationof pulmonary function determines whether test results are in the normal range, which is based on asymptomatic non-smokers.
1- Standardize andDocument the Testing Protocol, Equipment Used, and All Changes in Protocol or Equipment.
2- Technician Training and Periodic QA Audits of Spirograms
1- Spirometry in the Occupational Health Setting—2011 Update. Mary C. Townsend. ACOEM GUIDANCE STATEMENT