High prevalence of bronchiectasis in adults: analysis of CT findings in a health screening program.

@article{Kwak2010HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of bronchiectasis in adults: analysis of CT findings in a health screening program.},
  author={Hyun Jung Kwak and Ji-Yong Moon and Yo Won Choi and Tae Hyung Kim and Jang Won Sohn and Ho Joo Yoon and Dong Ho Shin and Sung Soo Park and Sang-Heon Kim},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={222 4},
  pages={
          237-42
        }
}
Bronchiectasis is one of the common chronic respiratory diseases and associated with respiratory morbidity and mortality. However, neither its prevalence nor its etiology is well-defined. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of bronchiectasis in adults. In a retrospective study, we analyzed radiologic findings on chest computed tomography (CT) images performed as part of a health-screening program. From January to December 2008, 1,409 (24.6%) of 5,727 participants in the… 

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