Older people without lung disease may be misdiagnosed with COPD due to normal age-related decline in lung function, Queensland researchers say. Bond University’s Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare academics have proposed that age-specific ranges for FEV1, FVC and FEV1 /FVC may be more appropriate than the fixed thresholds currently used for diagnosing COPD. But their calls ...
Can normal age-related lung decline lead to COPD diagnosis?
By Mardi Chapman
3 Jul 2019