What is the purpose of impulse oscillometry testing for the diagnosis of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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In patients with reactive airways, Saadeh et al reported that impulse oscillometry detects false-negative spirometry values and provides a sensitive index of asthma control over the spectrum of mild to severe, persistent asthma. [14]


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