Age-related annual decline of lung function in patients with COPD.


BACKGROUND According to the Fletcher-Peto curve, rate of decline in forced expiratory volume in 1-second (FEV1) accelerates as age increases. However, recent studies have not demonstrated that the rate of FEV1 decline accelerates with age among COPD patients. The objective of the study is to evaluate annual rate of FEV1 decline as age increases among COPD… (More)
DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S95028


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