[Chronic obstructive syndromes. The practitioner's hope].

  • Jutta Wacker
  • Published 1991 in
    Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis…
Late diagnosis is the problem of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A patient with COPD, comes to see his doctor often when symptoms have occurred. By that time, lung function has already diminished by a third or one half. A single but good FEV1/FVC curve can detect the smoker who risks to develop an airway obstruction. The generalist can modify… CONTINUE READING