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Standardization of Spirometry 2019 Update. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Technical Statement
Background: Spirometry is the most common pulmonary function test. It is widely used in the assessment of lung function to provide objective information used in the diagnosis of lung diseases andExpand
Prior TB, smoking, and airflow obstruction: a cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.
BACKGROUND Prior pulmonary TB has been shown to be associated with a higher risk of airflow obstruction, which is the hallmark of COPD, but whether smoking modifies this relationship is unclear. WeExpand
Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine
• The only text to cover lung function assessment from first principles including methodology, reference values and interpretation • New for this edition: More illustrations to convey conceptsExpand
Interpreting lung function data using 80% predicted and fixed thresholds misclassifies more than 20% of patients.
BACKGROUND Differences in COPD classification have been shown in population data sets when using fifth percentiles as the lower limit of normal (LLN) vs the current GOLD (Global Initiative forExpand
Case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a model for optimising a targeted approach
Objectives Case finding is proposed as an important component of the forthcoming English National Clinical Strategy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of accepted widespreadExpand
A new staging strategy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Background: The best method for expressing lung function impairment is undecided. We tested in a population of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) whether forced expiratoryExpand
Recommendations for epidemiological studies on COPD
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been extensively studied, especially in Western Europe and North America. Few of these data are directly comparable because ofExpand
Best lung function equations for the very elderly selected by survival analysis
We evaluated which equations best predicted the lung function of a cohort of nonagenarians based on which best accounted for subsequent survival. In 1998, we measured lung function, grip strength andExpand
Structural and physiological age-associated changes in aging lungs.
  • Martin R Miller
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in respiratory and critical care…
  • 1 October 2010
The tissues of the lungs undergo changes with age that lead to an increase in alveolar size without any destruction of alveolar walls. This lowers the alveolar surface tension and so reduces theExpand
The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) Network: bringing the world’s respiratory reference values together
The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) Network has become the largest resource for reference values for routine lung function testing ever assembled. Expand