respiratory
COPD

6 different types of lung function trajectory traced over 50 years


Australian research has identified six distinct lung function trajectories from early childhood into the sixth decade – three of which contribute 75% of the disease burden of COPD. The national study, based on long-term follow-up of 2,438 participants in the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study, involved FEV1 measurements at 7, 13, 18, 45 and 54 years ...

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