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BACKGROUND To determine the importance of spirometric testing for early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Spirometric testing has been performed annually on World COPD Day in Sezana from 2003. Sezana is in a semiurban region of Slovenia, with 12,000 inhabitants. The investigation was performed between January 2003 and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Outcomes of kidney transplantation in older patients have not, however, been fully defined. The aims of this study were to analyze the number of new end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients ≥65 years of age who were managed with kidney transplantation and their survival through the study period. In addition, we have analyzed(More)
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