Detection and follow-up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and risk factors in the Southern Cone of Latin America. the pulmonary risk in South America (PRISA) study

@inproceedings{Rubinstein2011DetectionAF,
  title={Detection and follow-up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and risk factors in the Southern Cone of Latin America. the pulmonary risk in South America (PRISA) study},
  author={Adolfo Rubinstein and Vilma Edith Irazola and Lydia A L Bazzano and Edgardo Sobrino and Mat{\'i}as Calandrelli and Fernando Lanas and Alison G Lee and Jose Anibal Manfredi and H{\'e}ctor Olivera and Jacqueline Ponzo and Pamela Ser{\'o}n and Jiang He},
  booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization has estimated that by 2030, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be the third leading cause of death worldwide. Most knowledge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is based on studies performed in Europe or North America and little is known about the prevalence, patient characteristics and change in lung function over time in patients in developing countries, such as those of Latin America. This lack of knowledge is in sharp contrast to the… CONTINUE READING

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