The association between childhood asthma and adult chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Tai2014TheAB,
  title={The association between childhood asthma and adult chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Andrew Tai and Haily Tran and Mary Helen Roberts and Nadeene Clarke and John Wilson and Colin Francis Robertson},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 9},
  pages={805-10}
}
INTRODUCTION There is epidemiological evidence to suggest that events in childhood influence lung growth and constitute a significant risk for adult COPD. The aim of the study is to evaluate for an association between childhood asthma and adult COPD. METHODS This longitudinal, prospective study of 6-7-year-old children with asthma has been regularly reviewed every 7 years to the current analysis at 50 years of age. Participants completed respiratory questionnaires and lung function spirometry… CONTINUE READING
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