Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.

@article{Finney2013ChronicOP,
  title={Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.},
  author={Laura Finney and Johanna R Feary and Jo Leonardi-Bee and Stephen B Gordon and Kevin Mortimer},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={583-9}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major global health problem. Although COPD is the sixth most common cause of mortality in low- and middle-income countries, most research comes from high-income countries. We set out to systematically review existing published research on COPD in sub-Saharan Africa to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for further research. METHODS A literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied… CONTINUE READING
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