Relation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations to FEV 1 - An intricate tango

Dennis E Niewoehner

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Abstract

This article provides a brief review of the complex interrelationships that surround chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations and lung function, particularly FEV1. Areas of discussion include a consideration of baseline lung function as a risk factor for exacerbation, the magnitude and duration of lung function abnormalities after onset and during recovery from exacerbations, the relation between changes in lung function during an exacerbations and clinical outcomes, and the potential impact of recurrent exacerbations on long-term deterioration in lung function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalRespiration
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Exacerbation
  • Lung function

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