Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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: 2012  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86--88

Comparison of spirometric values in sitting versus standing position among patients with obstructive lung function


Sajal De 
 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha (Maharashtra), India

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India

Upright sitting is preferred position for spirometry. The spirometric values in seventy five adult patients with obstructive lung function in sitting versus standing position were compared. The forced vital capacity (FVC) in standing position were marginally more, but no change in forced expiratory volume (FEV 1 ) was observed. The agreement in diagnosing reversibility of obstruction in either position was high.


How to cite this article:
De S. Comparison of spirometric values in sitting versus standing position among patients with obstructive lung function.Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2012;26:86-88


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De S. Comparison of spirometric values in sitting versus standing position among patients with obstructive lung function. Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];26:86-88
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