Comparison of spirometry criteria for the diagnosis of COPD: results from the BOLD study


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Vollmer W. M. , Gislason P., Burney P., Enright P. L. , Gulsvik A., Kocabas A., et al.

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, cilt.34, ss.588-597, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1183/09031936.00164608
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.588-597

Özet

Published guidelines recommend spirometry to accurately diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, even spirometry-based COPD prevalence estimates can vary widely. We compared properties of several spirometry-based COPD definitions using data from the international Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD)study.