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How to Make Listening for Wheezes a Breeze

How to Make Listening for Wheezes a Breeze

To detect wheezing during forced expiration in patients with dyspnea, asthma, or reactive airway disease, ask the patient to take a big breath and exhale as if he or she were blowing out the candles on a birthday cake. Patients know how to do this, and it produces excellent results.
-- Rebecca Smith, MD
    Winston-Salem, NC

 
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