Neonatal pulmonary function testing has achieved a level of remarkable sophistication it provides important clinical information and helps define the pathophysiology of a variety of respiratory diseases pulmonary function evaluation also assists in determining effective modes of therapy and ventilatory intervention. Of airway reactivity since this is an important clinical test in horses with low grade or sub clinical disease 12 pulmonary function testing mechanical properties of the respiratory system there are many different types of tests that have been applied to the horse for research or clinical applications these include. Clinical application of pulmonary function tests richard v ebert md the growing interest in pulmonary function is a reflection of the in creasing application of the knowledge accumulated by basic physiologms to clinical medicine. Pulmonary function testing remains the gold standard for the diagnosis and management of wheezing disorders in older children and adults although wheezing disorders are among the most common clinical problems in pediatrics most young children and toddlers cannot perform most of the currently clinically available pulmo nary function tests. Lung function tests physiological principles and clinical applications j m b hughes n b pride eds pp 314 gbp2500 london harcourt brace 1999 isbn 0 7020 2350 7 this book is a theoretical and practical overview of pulmonary function testing as such it caters both for clinicians and technicians involved in the gathering of data and its interpretation
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