Association between occupational exposure and the clinical characteristics of COPD

@inproceedings{Caillaud2012AssociationBO,
  title={Association between occupational exposure and the clinical characteristics of COPD},
  author={D Caillaud and Franck Lemoigne and Philippe C Carr{\'e} and Roger Escamilla and Pascal Chanez and Pierre-R{\'e}gis Burgel and Isabelle Court-Fortun{\'e} and Gilles J{\'e}brak and Christophe Pinet and Thierry P{\'e}rez and Graziella Brinchault and Jean-Louis Paillasseur and Nicolas J-H. Roche},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The contribution of occupational exposures to COPD and their interaction with cigarette smoking on clinical pattern of COPD remain underappreciated. The aim of this study was to explore the contribution of occupational exposures on clinical pattern of COPD. METHODS Cross-sectional data from a multicenter tertiary care cohort of 591 smokers or ex-smokers with COPD (median FEV1 49%) were analyzed. Self-reported exposure to vapor, dust, gas or fumes (VDGF) at any time during the… CONTINUE READING
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