Biomarker-based detection of asthma–COPD overlap syndrome in COPD populations

@inproceedings{Tamada2015BiomarkerbasedDO,
  title={Biomarker-based detection of asthma–COPD overlap syndrome in COPD populations},
  author={Tsutomu Tamada and Hisatoshi Sugiura and Tsuneyuki Takahashi and Kazuto Matsunaga and Keiji Richard Kimura and Uichiro Katsumata and Daisuke Takekoshi and Toshiaki Kikuchi and Ken Ohta and Masakazu 9 Ichinose},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2015}
}
Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) was proposed by the science committees of both Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). However, the definition of ACOS has remained unclear all over the world, and the prevalence rate of ACOS is basically dependent on the patient's symptoms or the physician's opinion, based on questionnaire testing. In the current case report, we investigated the prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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