Clinical differences in the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Stage 0.

@article{Tsushima2006ClinicalDI,
  title={Clinical differences in the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Stage 0.},
  author={Kenji Tsushima and Shusuke Sone and Sumiko Yoshikawa and Shino Furuya and Masanori Yasuo and Toshirou Suzuki and Yoshitaka Yamazaki and Tomonobu Koizumi and Keisaku Fujimoto and Keishi Kubo},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 8},
  pages={1360-7}
}
This study was to examine the clinical differences between Stage 0 and normal subjects, using low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) and pulmonary function tests. Enrolled subjects performed as a health check for lung cancer screening including low-dose CT and pulmonary function tests. Subjects were divided into Stage 0, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to pulmonary function tests, and normal subjects. The severity of emphysema (visual score) was calculated on three low-dose CT… CONTINUE READING