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  • Can peak expiratory flow rate monitoring improve lung function in COPD patients?

  • Rationale: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) monitoring could provide a daily objective measurement of lung function in COPD patients at home.

  • What is a peak flow meter used for?

  • A peak flow meter is primarily used by people who have lung conditions like COPD and asthma. It measures your airflow rate and can help you monitor the state of your lungs.

  • Can PEFR be used to measure lung function in COPD patients at home?

  • So, MD Rationale: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) monitoring could provide a daily objective measurement of lung function in COPD patients at home.

  • What is peak flow monitoring in asthma?

  • Monitoring of peak flow meter gives the doctor the opportunity to determine the reversibility of bronchial obstruction, detect bronchial hyperreactivity, anticipate an asthmatic attack, diagnose occupational asthma, and select an effective dosage of drugs (bronchodilators and inhaled glucocorticosteroids).