Airflow obstruction: is it asthma or is it COPD?

  title={Airflow obstruction: is it asthma or is it COPD?},
  author={Paola Rogliani and Josuel Ora and Ermanno Puxeddu and Mario Cazzola},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
Despite the availability of guideline recommendations, diagnostic confusion between COPD and asthma appears common, and often it is very difficult to decide whether the obstruction is caused by asthma or COPD in a patient with airway obstruction. However, there are well-defined features that help in differentiating asthma from COPD in the presence of fixed… CONTINUE READING