Early detection of COPD in primary care -The Copenhagen COPD Screening Project
- FEV6 as screening tool in spirometric diagnosis of obstructive airway disease. Malolan, P. Adithya; Acharya, Vishak; Unnikrishnan, B. // Lung India;Apr-Jun2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p63
Context: The use of spirometry is currently limited to the diagnosis of obstructive airway disease for tertiary centers mainly because of the unmet need for technical expertise and funding. Use in primary care asks for a simpler and cost-effective screening tool for obstructive airway disease....
- Factors associated with misdiagnosis of COPD in primary care. Walters, Julia A.; Walters, E. Haydn; Nelson, Mark; Robinson, Andrew; Scott, Jenn; Turner, Paul; Wood-Baker, Richard // Primary Care Respiratory Journal;Dec2011, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p396
Aim: To assess the misclassification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Australian primary care. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed in 31 (19%) practices in one Australian state. 341 patients with COPD (database diagnosis or current use of tiotropium plus GP...
- Simplified COPD screening: validation of the PiKo-6Â® in primary care. Frith, Peter; Crockett, Alan; Beilby, Justin; Marshall, David; Attewell, Robyn; Ratnanesan, Avnesh; Gavagna, Guy // Primary Care Respiratory Journal;Jun2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p190
Aims: To determine the accuracy of the forced expiratory volume ratio at one and six seconds (FEV1/FEV6) using a hand-held, expiratory flow meter (PiKo-6Â®, nSpire Health, Inc.) to screen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care settings. Methods: Current and former...
- Efficient screening for COPD using three steps: a cross-sectional study in Mexico City. Franco-Marina, Francisco; Fernandez-Plata, Rosario; Torre-Bouscoulet, Luis; García-Sancho, Cecilia; Sanchez-Gallen, Elisa; Martinez, David; Perez-Padilla, Rogelio // Primary Care Respiratory Society UK;6/1/2014, p1
BACKGROUND: Underdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care can be improved by a more efficient screening strategy. AIMS: To evaluate a three-step method of screening for COPD consisting of an initial short questionnaire followed by measurement of forced expiratory...
- A combination of the IPAG questionnaire and PiKo-6Â® flow meter is a valuable screening tool for COPD in the primary care setting. Sichletidis, Lazaros; Spyratos, Dionisios; Papaioannou, Maria; Chloros, Diamantis; Tsiotsios, Anastasios; Tsagaraki, Vasiliki; Haidich, Anna-Bettina // Primary Care Respiratory Journal;Jun2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p184
Aims: To investigate the validity of the International Primary Care Airways Guidelines (IPAG) questionnaire and PiKo-6Â® (Ferraris Respiratory Europe Ltd.) flow meter as screening tools for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the primary care setting. Methods: The first...
- Diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the primary care setting. Spyratos, D.; Chloros, D.; Sichletidis, L. // Hippokratia;Jan2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p17
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing rates during the last decades. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, underestimation of symptoms by the patients, lack of knowledge and underuse of spirometry by the Primary Care...
- Short decision aid improves COPD diagnosis. // Pulse;9/28/2011, Vol. 71 Issue 31, p9
The article reports on the importance of short decision in improving the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- COPD in Never Smokers. // OB/GYN Clinical Alert;Jul2011 Clinical Briefs in Primary, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p13
The article discusses the issue related to primary care, particularly the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in never smokers in the U.S.
- CORRIGENDUM. // Primary Care Respiratory Journal;Mar2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p45
A correction to the article "The use of roflumilast in COPD: a primary care perspective," by David Price, Alison Chisholm, Dermot Ryan, Alan Crockett, Rupert Jones is presented.