Ashtma-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS): current evidence and future research directions

@article{Corlateanu2017AshtmaChronicOP,
  title={Ashtma-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS): current evidence and future research directions},
  author={Alexandru Corlateanu and Serghei Covantev and Alexander G Mathioudakis and Victor Botnaru and Nikolaos Siafakas},
  journal={COPD Research and Practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-8}
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are the most frequent chronic respiratory diseases that affect the general population. For a long period of time these two conditions were considered to be separate diseases. However, it became evident that some patients share symptoms and clinical findings from both diseases. These patients are considered to represent a distinct phenotype, called asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). However, since approximately the one third of the asthmatics… CONTINUE READING
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