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Manual of Spirometry in Occupational Medicine.


PB83197137

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Horvath, E. P.; Brooks, S. M.; Hankinson, J. L.; Bernard, M. L.
Page Count 64
Abstract The routine assessment of ventilatory function with a simple spirometer is becoming an increasingly common practice in occupational medicine. Spirometry is now properly regarded as an essential component in any respiratory medical surveillance program for pre-employment evaluation and periodic monitoring. Combined with medical history, physical examination, and chest roentgenogram, spirometry can identify the job applicant with pre-existing pulmonary disease, thereby facilitating his proper placement in industry. Routine follow-up studies in workers exposed to hazardous airborne substances can detect respiratory impairment in it's earliest stages when corrective measures are more likely to be beneficial.
Keywords
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Detection
  • Medical equipment
  • Occupational diseases
  • Medical examination
  • Spirometry
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Training and Manpower Development.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198316
Manual of Spirometry in Occupational Medicine.
Manual of Spirometry in Occupational Medicine.
PB83197137

  • Respiratory diseases
  • Detection
  • Medical equipment
  • Occupational diseases
  • Medical examination
  • Spirometry
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
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