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FEV1 to FEV6 Ratio and the Lung Age Formula of Hansen et al

Purpose:

To determine the ratio of FEV1 to FEV6 and to assess a patient's apparent lung age using the equation of Hansen et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

J20-J22, J40-J47, R94.2

Description:

Hansen et al used the actual to predict ratio of FEV1-to-FEV6 to estimate a smoker's lung age. Demonstrating a significant lung problem may be helpful for convincing a smoker to quit. The authors are from the University of California David Geffen School of Medicine.

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