PLATINO, a nine-year follow-up study of COPD in the city of São Paulo, Brazil: the problem of underdiagnosis*

  title={PLATINO, a nine-year follow-up study of COPD in the city of S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil: the problem of underdiagnosis*},
  author={G. L. Moreira and B. Manzano and M. Gazzotti and O. Nascimento and R. Perez-Padilla and A. Menezes and J. Jardim},
  journal={Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia},
  pages={30 - 37}
  • G. L. Moreira, B. Manzano, +4 authors J. Jardim
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
  • OBJECTIVE: To determine the underdiagnosis rate in new COPD cases at the end of a nine-year follow-up period-in the study designated "Projeto Latino-Americano de Investigação em Obstrução Pulmonar" (PLATINO, Latin-American Pulmonary Obstruction Investigation Project)-and compare that with the underdiagnosis rate during the initial phase of the study, as well as to identify the clinical features exhibited by the subjects who were not diagnosed until the end of the follow-up phase. METHODS: The… CONTINUE READING
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