Assessment of emphysema in COPD: a functional and radiologic study.

  title={Assessment of emphysema in COPD: a functional and radiologic study.},
  author={Isa Cerveri and Roberto Dore and Angelo Guido Corsico and Maria Cristina Zoia and Riccardo Pellegrino and Vito Brusasco and Ernesto Pozzi},
  volume={125 5},
OBJECTIVES A combination of functional measurements reflecting a decrease in maximum flow, a degree of lung hyperinflation, the relationship between maximum inspiratory and expiratory flows, bronchodilator response, and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) was used to quantify the extent of emphysema, as assessed by high-resolution CT (HRCT) scanning. DESIGN Forced inspiratory and expiratory spirometry, lung volumes, reversibility test, and single-breath diffusing… CONTINUE READING
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