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Respiratory symptoms and peripheral airways disease in a cross-sectional study on a random population sample

Journal article
Authors Jan Yngve Olofson
Birgitta Houltz
M. N. Tengelin
Björn Bake
Published in Bmj Open
Volume 2
Issue 6
Pages e001488
ISSN 2044-6055
Publication year 2012
Published at Institute of Medicine
Pages e001488
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001...
Keywords OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE; SINGLE-BREATH N2-TEST; FUNCTION TESTS; CUMULATIVE INCIDENCE; REFERENCE VALUES; CLOSING VOLUME; COPD; SMOKING; SPIROMETRY; DIAGNOSIS
Subject categories Other Medical Sciences

Abstract

Objectives: Respiratory symptoms are associated with spirometry results but more strongly with Design: Single-centre retrospective cross-sectional study. Setting: University hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Participants: A random population sample of 430 elderly men. Methods: The presence of seven different respiratory symptoms were analysed by a multiple logistic Results: The presence of some cough symptoms was significantly associated with a steep slope of Conclusions: Cough symptoms may be an effect of abnormalities in peripheral airways at least among

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