Outcome measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

@inproceedings{Dirksen2003OutcomeMI,
  title={Outcome measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)},
  author={Asger Dirksen},
  year={2003}
}
F orced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) is by far the most well established outcome variable in obstructive pulmonary disease. Numerous studies have documented the correlation of this parameter with clinical variables such as severity of disease and mortality, and spirometric measurements have been standardised by international recommendations on lung function testing. Nevertheless, in real life the relevance of a maximal blow through a narrow tube is not always self-evident, and the… CONTINUE READING