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Standardization of Spirometry 2019 Update. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Technical Statement
TLDR
Standards and consensus recommendations are presented for manufacturers, clinicians, operators, and researchers with the aims of increasing the accuracy, precision, and quality of spirometric measurements and improving the patient experience. Expand
Prior TB, smoking, and airflow obstruction: a cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.
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Clinicians should be aware of this long-term risk in individuals with prior TB, irrespective of smoking status, particularly in patients from countries with a high TB burden, which may partly explain the higher prevalence of COPD in China. Expand
Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine
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This book is the only text to cover lung function assessment from first principles including methodology, reference values and interpretation and is completely re-written in a contemporary style. Expand
Interpreting lung function data using 80% predicted and fixed thresholds misclassifies more than 20% of patients.
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Using lung function tests on their own with 80% predicted and fixed cut points to determine whether a test is abnormal could misdiagnose > 20% of patients referred for pulmonary function tests. Expand
Case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a model for optimising a targeted approach
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There is important undiagnosed clinically significant COPD in the population, and the addition of a systematic case-finding approach may be more effective in identifying these cases. Expand
A new staging strategy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
TLDR
It is concluded that GOLD criteria using FEV1PP do not optimally stage COPD with regard to survival and an alternative strategy usingFEV1/ht2 improves the staging of this disease. Expand
Recommendations for epidemiological studies on COPD
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The main message of the paper is that thorough planning is worth half the study and it is crucial to stick to standardised methods and good quality control during sampling. Expand
Best lung function equations for the very elderly selected by survival analysis
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It is concluded that extrapolating from NHANES III equations to predict lung function in nonagenarians gave better survival predictions from spirometry than when employing equations derived using very elderly subjects with possible selection bias. Expand
Structural and physiological age-associated changes in aging lungs.
  • Martin R Miller
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in respiratory and critical care…
  • 1 October 2010
TLDR
Predicting lung function for the elderly is not easy, and basing clinical decisions on percent of predicted may lead to age, sex, and height bias, so focusing on what function remains can allow survival predictions to guide decisions on treatment options. Expand
The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) Network: bringing the world’s respiratory reference values together
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The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) Network was established as a result of international collaboration, and altruism between researchers, clinicians and industry partners, and its current challenges and future directions are addressed. Expand
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