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|GOLD Staging System for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) Severity|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Wednesday, 25 February 2009 03:37|
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) diagnostic criteria for COPD include the following symptoms: coughing, sputum production and/or dyspnoea, as well as a history of exposure to risk factors for COPD. The diagnosis is confirmed by a post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC < 0.7 in spirometry, as sign of the airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.
GOLD Staging System for COPD Severity
GOLD = Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC = forced vital capacity.
Created: April 01, 2006
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