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Primary care spirometry

Derom, E.; Van Weel, Chris; Liistro, G.; Buffels, J.; Schermer, Tjard R.J.; Lammers, E.; Wouters, Emiel; Decramer, M.

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Primary care spirometry is a uniquely valuable tool in the evaluation of patients with respiratory symptoms, allowing the general practitioner to diagnose or exclude chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sometimes to confirm asthma, to determine the efficacy of asthma treatment and to correctly stage patients with COPD. The use of spirometry for case finding in asymptomatic COPD patients might become an option, once early intervention studies have shown it to be beneficial in these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85007
Source: European Respiratory Journal
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00066607

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