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What are the tests for chronic bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Diagnosis...

The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is made via a physician's evaluation of the patient in conjunction with pulmonary function testing, which demonstrates the chronic obstruction as well as its severity.
Pulse ox is used to determine if there is adequate oxygenation whereas abg analysis can determine if there is adequate ventilation as well as oxygenation.

In brief: Diagnosis...

The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is made via a physician's evaluation of the patient in conjunction with pulmonary function testing, which demonstrates the chronic obstruction as well as its severity.
Pulse ox is used to determine if there is adequate oxygenation whereas abg analysis can determine if there is adequate ventilation as well as oxygenation.
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