Difference in Mortality Risk in Elderly People with Bronchial Obstruction Diagnosed Using a Fixed Cutoff or the Lower Limit of Normal of the FEV1/FVC Ratio.

@article{Pedone2017DifferenceIM,
  title={Difference in Mortality Risk in Elderly People with Bronchial Obstruction Diagnosed Using a Fixed Cutoff or the Lower Limit of Normal of the FEV1/FVC Ratio.},
  author={Claudio Pedone and Renato Giua and Nicola Scichilone and Francesco Forastiere and Vincenzo Bellia and Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={
          424-430
        }
}
BACKGROUND Whether a fixed cutoff or the lower limit of normal of the FEV1/FVC ratio should be used to diagnose bronchial obstruction is still a matter of debate. This issue is particularly important for elderly people. OBJECTIVES We used equations applicable up to 90 years of age to evaluate the mortality of elderly people diagnosed with bronchial obstruction using either a fixed cutoff of 0.7 or the lower limit of normal (LLN). METHODS Participants in the SaRA (Salute Respiratoria nell… CONTINUE READING

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