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Validity and reliability of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire after adaptation to a different language and culture: the Spanish example.
We describe the adaptation into Spanish of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), a self-administered questionnaire developed by Jones et al. (1991) covering three domains of health inExpand
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Diagnostic yield of transbronchial cryobiopsy in interstitial lung disease: A randomized trial
Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) is required for evaluation in selected patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). The diagnostic yield of histopathologic assessment is variable and isExpand
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Stage and Health-Related Quality of Life
The 1995 American Thoracic Society statement on the diagnosis and care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [1] proposed that a staging system would have many potentialExpand
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Costs of asthma according to the degree of severity.
An increase in asthma-related morbidity and mortality has been reported recently, resulting in a substantial increase in the economic impact of this condition. Little information is availableExpand
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease stage and health-related quality of life. The Quality of Life of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Study Group.
BACKGROUND The American Thoracic Society recently recommended that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease be staged on the basis of the percentage of predicted FEV1. OBJECTIVE To examine 1) theExpand
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Prevalence of asthma control among adults in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK
The objectives of this article were to estimate the prevalence of asthma control and describe the characteristics of at least well-controlled (ALWC) versus not well-controlled (NWC) asthmatics. DataExpand
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Frequency and clinical characteristics of rapid-onset fatal and near-fatal asthma
The onset of fatal and near-fatal asthma attacks can be rapid. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and clinical characteristics of rapid-onset asthma (ROA) in patientsExpand
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Safety and efficacy of combined long-acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids vs long-acting beta-agonists monotherapy for stable COPD: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) added to long-acting beta(2)-agonists (LABAs) for treatment of symptomatic patients with severe and very severe COPD.Expand
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Validation of the ‘Test of the Adherence to Inhalers’ (TAI) for Asthma and COPD Patients
Abstract Background: To validate the ‘Test of Adherence to Inhalers’ (TAI), a 12-item questionnaire designed to assess the adherence to inhalers in patients with COPD or asthma. Methods: A total ofExpand
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Semiinvasive pulmonary aspergillosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: radiologic and pathologic findings in nine patients.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to assess the radiographic, thin-section CT, and histologic findings of semiinvasive aspergillosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseExpand
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