Longitudinal assessment of spirometry in the World Trade Center medical monitoring program.

@article{Skloot2009LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal assessment of spirometry in the World Trade Center medical monitoring program.},
  author={Gwen S Skloot and Clyde B. Schechter and Robin Herbert and Jacqueline M. Moline and Stephen M. Levin and Laura E Crowley and Benjamin J. Luft and Iris G. Udasin and Paul L. Enright},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={492-498}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple studies have demonstrated an initial high prevalence of spirometric abnormalities following World Trade Center (WTC) disaster exposure. We assessed prevalence of spirometric abnormalities and changes in spirometry between baseline and first follow-up evaluation in participants in the WTC Worker and Volunteer Medical Monitoring Program. We also determined the predictors of spirometric change between the two examinations. METHODS Prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator… CONTINUE READING