Consensus on the Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) Between the Spanish COPD Guidelines (GesEPOC) and the Spanish Guidelines on the Management of Asthma (GEMA).

@article{Plaza2017ConsensusOT,
  title={Consensus on the Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) Between the Spanish COPD Guidelines (GesEPOC) and the Spanish Guidelines on the Management of Asthma (GEMA).},
  author={Vicente Plaza and Francisco Javier Ayala Alvarez and Myriam Calle and Ciro Casanova and Borja G Cosio and Antol{\'i}n L{\'o}pez-Vi{\~n}a and Luis Alejandro P{\'e}rez de Llano and Santiago Quirce and Miguel Rom{\'a}n-Rodr{\'i}guez and Juan Jos{\'e} Soler-Catalu{\~n}a and Marc Miravitlles},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={443-449}
}
Following a proposal by the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), sponsor of the Spanish COPD Guidelines (GesEPOC) and the Spanish Guidelines on the Management of Asthma (GEMA), authors of both papers have unified the criteria for the diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). This consensus defines ACOS as the presence in a given patient of three elements: significant smoking exposure, chronic airflow limitation and asthma. Diagnosis is confirmed when a patient… CONTINUE READING
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