A practical guide for peak expiratory flow monitoring in asthma patients
Prasoon Jain, MD
Fellow in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.
Mani S. Kavuru, MD
Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic.
Address: Mani S. Kavuru, MD, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, A90, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
The peak expiratory flow rate is an objective measure of airflow obstruction that patients can learn with little difficulty, and which provides physicians objective information for assessing a patient’s condition. We outline how to use peak flow monitoring as part of an asthma treatment plan.