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
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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