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Portable spirometry in the deployed setting.
Mil Med 2013; 178(1):e136-40MM

Abstract

Recent studies suggest an increased risk of respiratory complaints associated with deployment. The objective measurement of lung function provided by portable spirometry is likely to improve the ability of military providers to diagnose and treat lung disease. A portable spirometer was taken to southern Afghanistan on a recent deployment and used at both a level I aid station and a level II medical facility, which were colocated on a forward operating base in the Kandahar Province. In addition to being helpful managing asthma, the spirometer also facilitated identification of nonobstructive causes of dyspnea. The following cases provide proof of concept that portable spirometry can add to the limited armamentarium of military providers practicing in the austere deployment environment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Allergy-Immunology, Ireland Army Community Hospital, 289 Ireland Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23764160

Citation

Turbyville, Joseph C., et al. "Portable Spirometry in the Deployed Setting." Military Medicine, vol. 178, no. 1, 2013, pp. e136-40.
Turbyville JC, Mbuthia J, Sandifer T. Portable spirometry in the deployed setting. Mil Med. 2013;178(1):e136-40.
Turbyville, J. C., Mbuthia, J., & Sandifer, T. (2013). Portable spirometry in the deployed setting. Military Medicine, 178(1), pp. e136-40. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-12-00175.
Turbyville JC, Mbuthia J, Sandifer T. Portable Spirometry in the Deployed Setting. Mil Med. 2013;178(1):e136-40. PubMed PMID: 23764160.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Portable spirometry in the deployed setting. AU - Turbyville,Joseph C, AU - Mbuthia,Jennifer, AU - Sandifer,Toby, PY - 2013/6/15/entrez PY - 2013/6/15/pubmed PY - 2014/1/29/medline SP - e136 EP - 40 JF - Military medicine JO - Mil Med VL - 178 IS - 1 N2 - Recent studies suggest an increased risk of respiratory complaints associated with deployment. The objective measurement of lung function provided by portable spirometry is likely to improve the ability of military providers to diagnose and treat lung disease. A portable spirometer was taken to southern Afghanistan on a recent deployment and used at both a level I aid station and a level II medical facility, which were colocated on a forward operating base in the Kandahar Province. In addition to being helpful managing asthma, the spirometer also facilitated identification of nonobstructive causes of dyspnea. The following cases provide proof of concept that portable spirometry can add to the limited armamentarium of military providers practicing in the austere deployment environment. SN - 0026-4075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23764160/Portable_spirometry_in_the_deployed_setting_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -