oa Professional Nursing Today - Clinical update on the diagnosis and the role of office spirometry in COPD : clinical
|Article Title||Clinical update on the diagnosis and the role of office spirometry in COPD : clinical|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
|Pages||4 - 6|
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the world. Despite this, clinicians, pathologists and epidemiologists have struggled for years with the definitions and diagnostic criteria of disorders associated with chronic airflow limitation, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD and asthma.
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