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- What Is the Clinical Value of Lung Volumes?
- The physiological basis and clinical significance of lung volume measurements
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Achievements in breath-hold diving depend, amongst others, on body oxygen stores at start of dive. Thus, we hypothesized that extreme breath-hold divers have very high lung volumes. Peak expiratory flow and flow-volume loops were measured with a pneumotachograph. Consistently, volumes and capacities were significantly higher in divers than in controls, except for residual volume. We conclude that extreme breath-hold divers may constitute a niche population with physiological characteristics different from those of normal individuals, facilitating the achievement of excellent diving performances.
What Is the Clinical Value of Lung Volumes?
Lung volumes are considered part of a complete pulmonary function test, but their value for enhancing clinical decision making is unknown. Unlike spirometry and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide D LCO , which do contribute to confirming or excluding a diagnosis, there are few clear indications when lung volumes are discriminatory. A restrictive pattern can have many etiologies, and clinicians often use VC or FVC as a primary index of lung volume. Increased lung volumes, particularly residual volume RV , are commonly observed in airway obstruction. Hyperinflation and air-trapping are terms commonly used to reflect these changes, but are not well standardized. The variability of lung volumes related to degree of obstruction suggests that measuring gas-trapping may be needed to monitor therapy.
The physiological basis and clinical significance of lung volume measurements
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Lung volumes and lung capacities refer to the volume of air in the lungs at different phases of the respiratory cycle. The average total lung capacity of an adult human male is about 6 litres of air. Tidal breathing is normal, resting breathing; the tidal volume is the volume of air that is inhaled or exhaled in only a single such breath. The average human respiratory rate is 30—60 breaths per minute at birth,  decreasing to 12—20 breaths per minute in adults. Several factors affect lung volumes; some can be controlled and some cannot be controlled.
TLC (total lung capacity) = TV + IRV + ERV + RV. FRC = ERV + RV. Residual volume (RV) is the amount of air that must remain in the lungs. RV / TLC increases.
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If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. Lung volumes are divided into two categories Figure Static lung volumes are measured with slow breathing, whereas dynamic lung volumes are measured with fast or forced breaths. The lung volumes and capacities measured during spirometry are compared with theoretical values that reference values relative to the height, age, and sex of the subject in whom lung volumes are measured.
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