Schermer, Tjard R. J; Smeele, Ivo J; Thoonen, Bart P; Lucas, A. E. M; Grootens-Stekelenburg, Joke G; van Boxem, Ton; Heijdra, Yvonne; van Weel, Chris
The aim of the present study was to establish the agreement between two recommended definitions of airflow obstruction in symptomatic adults referred for spirometry by their general practitioner, and investigate how rates of airflow obstruction change when pre-bronchodilator instead of post-bronchodilator spirometry is performed. The diagnostic spirometric results of 14,056 adults with respiratory obstruction were analysed. Differences in interpretation between a fixed 0.70 forced expiratory...[Show more]
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