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    Estimated/Expected Peak Expiratory Flow (Peak Flow)

    Helps to quantify asthma exacerbation severity.
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    This estimate can be useful in patients who do not know their baseline peak flow.
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    Patients with much lower actual peak flow than estimated typically require further treatment of their asthma.
    Dr. S. Balasubramanian

    About the Creator

    S. Balasubramanian, MD, is head of the Department of Pediatrics and a senior consultant at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital in Chennai, India. Dr. Balasubramanian actively researches child asthma and child nutrition.

    To view Dr. S. Balasubramanian's publications, visit PubMed