COPD, diagrams and traditions: time to move on?

Vestbo, Jørgen
September 2008
Thorax;Sep2008, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p755
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the proportional Venn diagram explaining the components of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The diagram is based on clinical data, pulmonary function measurements and computed tomography (CT) findings from an ongoing study in New Zealand. It was found that asthma was a significant cause of COPD in the general population sample.


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