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Simple screening tools could help identify COPD in low-, middle-income countries


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JAMA
Reuters Health - 20/01/2022 - Three screening tools for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), based on questionnaires and peak expiratory flow (PEF), were feasible to administer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and showed good discriminative accuracy in a cross-sectional analysis.  In high-income countries, COPD generally is caused by smoking and diagnosed by spirometry. In LMICs, the picture is more complicated because important causes include household air pollution and impaired lung growth or lung damage, Dr. John Hurst of University College London and colleagues explain in JAMA. Spirometry is often unavailable, and many cases go undiagnosed. 


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