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[Spirometry is a good method for detecting and monitoring chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in high-risk smokers in primary health care].

Authors
  • Clotet, J
  • Gómez-Arbonés, X
  • Ciria, C
  • Albalad, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archivos de Bronconeumología
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
40
Issue
4
Pages
155–159
Identifiers
PMID: 15030729
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Many smokers managed to give up smoking after learning their spirometric results. FEV1 can identify smokers at greatest risk of developing COPD. Spirometric screening and monitoring of smokers at high risk in primary health care can identify those most susceptible to developing COPD while the disease is in an early phase. Therefore the most appropriate strategy can be adopted for each patient.

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