What is Pulmonary (lung) Function Tests?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Lung Capacity Test

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Pulmonary function tests evaluate how well lungs work to determine how much air lungs can hold (capacity), how quickly air moves in and out, and how well lungs put oxygen into and remove carbon dioxide from the blood.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 11 2
Asthma 6 0
Cystic Fibrosis 6 0
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 3 1
Diagnostic assessment 2 0
ANCA-associated Vasculitis 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pulmonary (lung) Function Tests

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Lightheadedness 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1
Wheezing 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Pulmonary (lung) Function Tests

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Pulmonary (lung) Function Tests

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gagafor2
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gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sun63shine
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sun63shine
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
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VL 0
I am: g
I have:
HIV

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Mar 2, 2012 (Started Mar 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Cough)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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