Breath Sound Intensity during Tidal Breathing in COPD Patients.

  title={Breath Sound Intensity during Tidal Breathing in COPD Patients.},
  author={Akiko Ishimatsu and Hiroshi Nakano and Hiroko Nogami and Makoto Yoshida and Tomoaki Iwanaga and Tomoaki Hoshino},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={54 10},
OBJECTIVE There is a discrepancy in the intensity of breath sounds in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients between subjective studies, which have reported a diminished intensity, and objective studies using airflow-standardized measurements, which have not demonstrated a diminished intensity. We herein evaluated the breath sound intensity in COPD patients during tidal breathing in order to obtain clinically relevant results. METHODS The subjects included 20 stable COPD… CONTINUE READING
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