Clinical, physiological and radiological features of asthma with incomplete reversibility of airflow obstruction compared with those of COPD.

@article{Boulet1998ClinicalPA,
  title={Clinical, physiological and radiological features of asthma with incomplete reversibility of airflow obstruction compared with those of COPD.},
  author={Louis-Philippe Boulet and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Turcotte and Carol Hudon and Guy Carrier and François Maltais},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={270-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare clinical features, pulmonary function and high-resolution computed chest tomography (HRCT) findings of asthmatic patients with a component of incomplete reversibility of airflow obstruction (AIRAO) with those of patients with smoking-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Thirteen patients with COPD (six males and seven females, mean age 59 years, mean smoking 50.5 pack-years) and 14 patients with AIRAO (six males and eight females, mean age 52… CONTINUE READING
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