The Role of Spirometry and Dyspnea Index in the Management of Subglottic Stenosis.

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Summary of "The Role of Spirometry and Dyspnea Index in the Management of Subglottic Stenosis."

We aimed to assess the role of spirometry measures and Dyspnea Index (DI) in response to treatment of subglottic stenosis (SGS) and ability to predict need for surgery. We also assessed correlations between spirometry measures, DI, and physical SGS parameters.


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Name: The Laryngoscope
ISSN: 1531-4995


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