[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the elderly].


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterized by incompletely reversible airflow limitation, measured by a decrease of FEV(1)/FVC ratio. International consensus does not agree on a single threshold for this ratio, which can define airflow obstruction. Although the prevalence of COPD in the elderly population varies… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmr.2010.08.005