TITLE

Diagnosis of asthma in adults

AUTHOR(S)
Kaplan, Alan G.; Balter, Meyer S.; Bell, Alan D.; Kim, Harold; McIvor, R. Andrew
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, pE210
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on asthma diagnosis in adults. It mentions the case of a 41-year-old woman who experiences difficulty in breathing for 2 years. Various tests in diagnosing asthma in adults are also mentioned including physical examinations, spirometry, and chest radiography. Moreover, graphs and tables related to the diagnosis including the difference of asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, symptoms that suggests asthma, and a graph showing spirometry results are presented.
ACCESSION #
45076981

 

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