Underdiagnosis and Overdiagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Posted on 15 November 2018, English, Pulmonary Function Test, Scientific

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

This Concise Clinical Review published on the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine examines the problem and the prevalence of under-diagnosis and over-diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Airflow obstruction: is it asthma or is it COPD?

Posted on 13 December 2016, Pulmonary Function Test, Scientific

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An interesting study in the International Journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease traces the difficulties to differentiate asthma from COPD.

Single-breath washout tests to assess small airway disease in COPD

Posted on 03 October 2016, Pulmonary Function Test, Scientific

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A new paper published on Chest Journal investigated the role of Single Breath Nitrogen Washout (N2WO) as a marker to evaluate small airway disease in COPD patients.

Assessment of parameters of lung ventilation during 6-minute walk test in patients with COPD

Posted on 26 February 2016, Scientific, Spiropalm

Assessment of parameters of lung ventilation during 6-minute walk test in patients with COPD

The importance of measuring ventilation during the Six Minute Walk test in COPD patients has been confirmed in a study presented during the European Respiratory Society Congress in 2015 and published in the European Respiratory Journal.

Airways resistance and specific conductance for the diagnosis of obstructive airways diseases

Posted on 23 February 2016, Pulmonary Function Test, Scientific

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Respiratory Research Journal published a study on the importance of Airway resistance (RAW) and specific airway conductance (sGAW) measurements through body plethysmography.

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