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Predictors of accuracy of diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice.

Zwar NA, Marks GB, Hermiz O, Middleton S, Comino EJ, Hasan I, Vagholkar S, Wilson SF.

Med J Aust. 2011 Aug 15;195(4):168-71.


Misdiagnosis of COPD and asthma in primary care patients 40 years of age and over.

Tinkelman DG, Price DB, Nordyke RJ, Halbert RJ.

J Asthma. 2006 Jan-Feb;43(1):75-80.


Diagnostic value of post-bronchodilator pulmonary function testing to distinguish between stable, moderate to severe COPD and asthma.

Richter DC, Joubert JR, Nell H, Schuurmans MM, Irusen EM.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2008;3(4):693-9.


Accuracy of asthma and COPD diagnosis in Australian general practice: a mixed methods study.

Abramson MJ, Schattner RL, Sulaiman ND, Del Colle EA, Aroni R, Thien F.

Prim Care Respir J. 2012 Jun;21(2):167-73. doi: 10.4104/pcrj.2011.00103.


Comparison of spirometric changes in the response to bronchodilators of patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Silvestri IC, Pereira CA, Rodrigues SC.

J Bras Pneumol. 2008 Sep;34(9):675-82. English, Portuguese.


Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or both? Diagnostic labeling and spirometry in primary care patients aged 40 years or more.

Melbye H, Drivenes E, Dalbak LG, Leinan T, Høegh-Henrichsen S, Ostrem A.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2011;6:597-603. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S25955. Epub 2011 Nov 17.


Attaining a correct diagnosis of COPD in general practice.

Bolton CE, Ionescu AA, Edwards PH, Faulkner TA, Edwards SM, Shale DJ.

Respir Med. 2005 Apr;99(4):493-500. Epub 2004 Nov 11.


COPD screening efforts in primary care: what is the yield?

Tinkelman DG, Price D, Nordyke RJ, Halbert RJ.

Prim Care Respir J. 2007 Feb;16(1):41-8.


Difficulties in differential diagnosis of COPD and asthma in primary care.

Miravitlles M, Andreu I, Romero Y, Sitjar S, Altés A, Anton E.

Br J Gen Pract. 2012 Feb;62(595):e68-75. doi: 10.3399/bjgp12X625111.


Practical management problems of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly.

Pistelli R, Ferrara L, Misuraca C, Bustacchini S.

Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2011 Dec;17 Suppl 1:S43-8. doi: 10.1097/01.mcp.0000410747.20958.39. Review.


How often is diagnosis of COPD confirmed with spirometry?

Arne M, Lisspers K, Ställberg B, Boman G, Hedenström H, Janson C, Emtner M.

Respir Med. 2010 Apr;104(4):550-6. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2009.10.023.


Comparison of the effectiveness of inhaler devices in asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease: a systematic review of the literature.

Brocklebank D, Ram F, Wright J, Barry P, Cates C, Davies L, Douglas G, Muers M, Smith D, White J.

Health Technol Assess. 2001;5(26):1-149. Review.


Health outcomes following treatment for six months with once daily tiotropium compared with twice daily salmeterol in patients with COPD.

Brusasco V, Hodder R, Miravitlles M, Korducki L, Towse L, Kesten S.

Thorax. 2003 May;58(5):399-404. Erratum in: Thorax. 2005 Feb;60(2):105.


Bronchodilator reversibility testing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Calverley PM, Burge PS, Spencer S, Anderson JA, Jones PW.

Thorax. 2003 Aug;58(8):659-64.


Flow and volume responses after routine salbutamol reversibility testing in mild to very severe COPD.

Schermer T, Heijdra Y, Zadel S, van den Bemt L, Boonman-de Winter L, Dekhuijzen R, Smeele I.

Respir Med. 2007 Jun;101(6):1355-62. Epub 2006 Nov 13.


A mixed methods study to compare models of spirometry delivery in primary care for patients at risk of COPD.

Walters JA, Hansen EC, Johns DP, Blizzard EL, Walters EH, Wood-Baker R.

Thorax. 2008 May;63(5):408-14. Epub 2007 Nov 16.


Validity of spirometric testing in a general practice population of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Schermer TR, Jacobs JE, Chavannes NH, Hartman J, Folgering HT, Bottema BJ, van Weel C.

Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):861-6.


Spirometry is underused in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Yu WC, Fu SN, Tai EL, Yeung YC, Kwong KC, Chang Y, Tam CM, Yiu YK.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2013;8:389-95. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S48659. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

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