COPD study shows misdiagnosis common

According to the recommendations of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spirometry should be performed to establish the diagnosis of COPD in any patient who has a history of chronic cough, sputum production, difficulty breathing, or exposure to risk factors. A study conducted at the CorpusContinue reading “COPD study shows misdiagnosis common”

Grant will fund development of spirometry toolkit

Spirometry, or a lung function test, is the best way to diagnose and determine the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, yet the test is underused by many primary care practitioners. A spirometry toolkit being developed by Dr. Nick Hanania, associate professor of medicine in the section of pulmonary, critical care andContinue reading “Grant will fund development of spirometry toolkit”