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

@inproceedings{Moreira2014PLATINOAN,
  title={PLATINO, a nine-year follow-up study of COPD in the city of S{\~a}o Paulo,
Brazil: the problem of underdiagnosis*
},
  author={Graciane Laender Moreira and Beatriz Martins Manzano and Mariana Rodrigues Gazzotti and Oliver Augusto Nascimento and Rogelio P{\'e}rez-Padilla and Ana B Menezes and Jos{\'e} Roberto de Brito Jardim},
  booktitle={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2014}
}
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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