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Normal spirometry, gas transfer and lung volume values in Papua, Indonesia

Handojo, Tjandra; Anstey, Nicholas; Kelly, Paul; Pain, Michael; Kenangalem, Enny; Tjitra, Emiliana; Maguire, Graeme

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Spirometry is an efficient and clinically useful tool in the diagnosis and management of chronic lung disease. It relies on an appreciation of normal lung function that can vary between populations. In order to improve the utility of spirometry, gas transfer and lung volume measures for clinical and research use in Papua, Indonesia, we determined lung function in Papuan and non-Papuan Indonesian adults who did not have evidence of lung disease. A cross-sectional survey of Papuan and non-Papuan...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25887
Source: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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