Worldwide patterns of bronchodilator responsiveness: results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study

@inproceedings{Tan2012WorldwidePO,
  title={Worldwide patterns of bronchodilator responsiveness: results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study},
  author={Wan C Tan and William M. Vollmer and Burckhardt Lamprecht and David M Mannino and Anamika Jithoo and Ewa Niżankowska-Mogilnicka and Filip Mejza and Thorarinn Gislason and Peter G. J. Burney and A. Sonia Buist},
  booktitle={Thorax},
  year={2012}
}
RATIONALE Criteria for a clinically significant bronchodilator response (BDR) are mainly based on studies in patients with obstructive lung diseases. Little is known about the BDR in healthy general populations, and even less about the worldwide patterns. METHODS 10 360 adults aged 40 years and older from 14 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia participated in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study. Spirometry was used before and after an inhaled bronchodilator to… CONTINUE READING

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