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., ...More

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.34, no.3, pp.588-597, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/09031936.00164608
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.588-597

Abstract

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.