TITLE

Implications of reversibility testing on prevalence and risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a community study

AUTHOR(S)
Johannessen, A.; Omenaas, E. R.; Bakke, P. S.; Gulsvik, A.
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;Oct2005, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p842
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: The Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) has defined chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a post-bronchodilator ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 second to forced vital capacity (FEV
ACCESSION #
18598980

 

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