Exacerbations of COPD diagnosed in primary care: changes in spirometry and relationship to symptoms.

@article{White2005ExacerbationsOC,
  title={Exacerbations of COPD diagnosed in primary care: changes in spirometry and relationship to symptoms.},
  author={Andrew J P White and Christine O'Brien and Susan L. Hill and Robert Andrew Stockley},
  journal={COPD},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={419-25}
}
The study objective was to assess spirometric changes during resolution of acute exacerbations of COPD diagnosed and treated in primary care and their relationship to clinical features. Spirometry was carried out on 101 patients with AECOPD presenting to a primary care physician on the day of presentation, days 5, 10-14, 28, and 56 after presentation and traces were analyzed including quality and reproducibility. Eighty-three patients produced at least one technically acceptable spirometer… CONTINUE READING