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Asthma, COPD oder Overlap? Symptomatik und Diagnostik


Kohlbrenner, Dario; Thiel, Sira; Clarenbach, Christian F (2019). Asthma, COPD oder Overlap? Symptomatik und Diagnostik. Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique, 76(6):287-292.

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Asthma, COPD or overlap? Symptoms and diagnostic procedures Abstract. Medical history combined with spirometry before and after bronchodilation provides important information, and allows distinguishing between asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in most of the cases. COPD and asthma are sometimes difficult to discriminate, mainly in older patients with a smoking history and /or history of atopia. Symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests are the basis on which therapeutic decisions are made. Differentiation between asthma and COPD is of great importance because management approaches and goals for these conditions differ. Asthma-COPD-overlap has to be considered if a significant interleave of clinical features of both conditions is identified. If it is not possible to differentiate between the two conditions, ways of additional diagnostic testing are described in this article.

Abstract

Asthma, COPD or overlap? Symptoms and diagnostic procedures Abstract. Medical history combined with spirometry before and after bronchodilation provides important information, and allows distinguishing between asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in most of the cases. COPD and asthma are sometimes difficult to discriminate, mainly in older patients with a smoking history and /or history of atopia. Symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests are the basis on which therapeutic decisions are made. Differentiation between asthma and COPD is of great importance because management approaches and goals for these conditions differ. Asthma-COPD-overlap has to be considered if a significant interleave of clinical features of both conditions is identified. If it is not possible to differentiate between the two conditions, ways of additional diagnostic testing are described in this article.

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Other titles:Asthma, COPD or overlap? Symptoms and diagnostic procedures
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Pneumology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Medicine
Language:German
Date:1 November 2019
Deposited On:15 Jan 2020 09:37
Last Modified:15 Jan 2020 09:37
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:0040-5930
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a001098
PubMed ID:31762419

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