Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians.

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RECOMMENDATION 1: In patients with respiratory symptoms, particularly dyspnea, spirometry should be performed to diagnose airflow obstruction. Spirometry should not be used to screen for airflow obstruction in asymptomatic individuals. (Grade: strong recommendation, moderate-quality evidence.) RECOMMENDATION 2: Treatment for stable chronic obstructive… (More)

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@article{Qaseem2007DiagnosisAM, title={Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians.}, author={Amir Qaseem and Vincenza Snow and Paul W Shekelle and Katherine D. Sherif and Timothy J. Wilt and Steven H. Weinberger and Douglas K. Owens}, journal={Annals of internal medicine}, year={2007}, volume={147 9}, pages={633-8} }