respiratory
COPD

Can normal age-related lung decline lead to COPD diagnosis?


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 ...

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