Longitudinal change of prebronchodilator spirometric obstruction and health outcomes: results from the SAPALDIA cohort.

@article{ProbstHensch2010LongitudinalCO,
  title={Longitudinal change of prebronchodilator spirometric obstruction and health outcomes: results from the SAPALDIA cohort.},
  author={Nicole Probst-Hensch and Ivan Curjuric and B Pierre-Olivier and Ursula A Ackermann-Liebrich and Robert W Bettschart and Otto Braendli and Martin H. Brutsche and Luc Andr{\'e} Burdet and Margaret W Gerbase and Bruno Kn{\"o}pfli and Nino K{\"u}nzli and Marco Pons and Christian Schindler and J. M. Tschopp and Thierry Rochat and Erich W. Russi},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={150-6}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding the prognostic meaning of early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the general population is relevant for discussions about underdiagnosis. To date, COPD prevalence and incidence have often been estimated using prebrochodilation spirometry instead of postbronchodilation spirometry. In the SAPALDIA (Swiss Study… CONTINUE READING