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J R Soc Med. 1980 October; 73(10): 731–733.
PMCID: PMC1438062

Home-monitoring of peak expiratory flow rate using mini-Wright peak flow meter in diagnosis of asthma1

Abstract

Home-monitoring of peak expiratory flow rate using the mini-Wright peak flow meter is a useful technique for determining whether or not unexplained respiratory symptoms are caused by asthma. It is of particular value when airflow obstruction cannot be demonstrated at the time of consultation.

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