How can impulse oscillometry results be used to educate patients with status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Patients can be shown the results of forced oscillation testing that occur with peripheral airway inflammation and obstruction. Review the test results with patients and show them the improvement with inhaled corticosteroids and the deterioration when they are not compliant with anti-inflammatory medications. This information may materially enhance patients' awareness of the need for continuing treatment, despite an absence of wheezing.


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