Doctor with a patient in intensive care
Respiratory Calculations

Lung Compliance: The Ability to Stretch

If you’ve been around respiratory care or pulmonary medicine any length of time, you are likely very familiar with the idea of both lung compliance and airways resistance. The concept of compliance is arguably the […]

A patient taking a PFT test
Pulmonary function testing

PFT Interpretation: A 4 Step Approach

Pulmonary diseases can be very sneaky, developing subtly over time with very little outward signs or symptoms.  When these diseases are underrecognized and undertreated it can lead to increased damage to the lungs, faster progression of […]

Man smoking a cigarette
Lung Disease

COPD Gold Stages & Treatements

Table of Contents The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) provides criteria for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although all patients may have their own unique course with […]