respiratory
COPD

Ditch GOLD for LLN, say experts


Clinicians should ditch GOLD and instead adopt lower limits of normal (LLN) criteria for defining airflow when assessing patients for COPD, experts have argued in a Too Much Medicine paper in the BMJ. Retired respiratory physician Professor Martin Miller and General Practitioner Dr Mark Levy claim the GOLD diagnostic criteria are leading to over-diagnosis in ...

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