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Can anyone mention 4 physiologic changes in lung parameters in someone who has COPD compared to someone who has a restrictive lung disease?




  #2

mjl1717,
here's my way of not getting confused w/ Obstructive vs restrictive LD
parameters:

For Restrictive lung diseases all are decreased except for a NORMAL FEV1

For Obstructive lung diseases all are increased except for a decreased FEV1 & VC.


  #3

Obstructive

1. Inc Compliance
2. Dec Elastic activity
3. Inc. TLC and RV
4. Dec FEV1/FVC ratio





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