Pulmonary changes on HRCT scans in nonsmoking females with COPD due to wood smoke exposure *

@inproceedings{Moreira2013PulmonaryCO,
  title={Pulmonary changes on HRCT scans in nonsmoking females with COPD due to wood smoke exposure *
},
  author={Maria Auxiliadora Carmo Moreira and Maria Alves Barbosa and Maria Conceiç{\~a}o de Castro Antonelli Monteiro de Queiroz and Kim Ir Sen Santos Teixeira and Pedro Paulo Torres and Pedro Jos{\'e} de Santana and Marcelo Eust{\'a}quio Montadon and Jos{\'e} Roberto B Jardim},
  booktitle={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify and characterize alterations seen on HRCT scans in nonsmoking females with COPD due to wood smoke exposure. METHODS We evaluated 42 nonsmoking females diagnosed with wood smoke-related COPD and 31 nonsmoking controls with no history of wood smoke exposure or pulmonary disease. The participants completed a questionnaire regarding demographic data, symptoms, and environmental exposure. All of the participants underwent spirometry and HRCT of the chest. The COPD and control… CONTINUE READING

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