PMID: 3947520Jan 1, 1986

The diagnosis and treatment of adults with obstructive airways disease in general practice

British Journal of Diseases of the Chest
A G WardmanN J Cooke

Abstract

Two hundred and one patients diagnosed by their general practitioners as having asthma and 113 as having chronic bronchitis were compared by symptomatology and airways reversibility. Though the majority of patients given these two diagnoses could be separated by symptom complex, in about one-third such differentiation was difficult. There was no significant difference in bronchodilator reversibility between the asthmatics and chronic bronchitics. Nine out of 15 (60%) asthmatics and four out of 18 (22%) chronic bronchitics responded by 15% or more to a course of oral corticosteroid drugs. The majority of corticosteroid responders had been undertreated. The problems arising from the poor correlation between airways reversibility and symptomatic diagnosis are discussed.

References

Feb 1, 1978·Thorax·A Seaton
Apr 1, 1977·British Journal of Diseases of the Chest·M Turner-Warwick
Sep 30, 1984·La Clinica terapeutica·R M Rudd
Jan 1, 1982·Annals of Internal Medicine·L A MendellaN R Anthonisen

Citations

Jun 10, 1989·BMJ : British Medical Journal·P LittlejohnsR Anderson
Oct 1, 1989·Thorax·P LittlejohnsR Anderson
Jan 1, 1989·Respiratory Medicine·C R Horn, G M Cochrane
Jan 30, 2007·Respiratory Medicine·Zuzana DiamantJ Christian Virchow
Mar 17, 2007·Respiratory Medicine·Mario CazzolaNicola A Hanania
Oct 1, 1991·Postgraduate Medical Journal·C K ConnollyR M Alcock

Related Concepts

Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Airway Resistance
Asthma
Bronchitis
Lung
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Measurement

Related Feeds

Asthma

This feed focuses in Asthma in which your airways narrow and swell. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and asthma are inflammatory disorders that are triggered by the activation of an allergen-specific regulatory t cell. These t cells become activated when allergens are recognized by allergen-presenting cells. Here is the latest research on allergy and asthma.

Related Papers

The British Journal of Tuberculosis and Diseases of the Chest
A G OGILVIE
British Journal of Diseases of the Chest
J B Wood, A M Alexander
British Journal of Diseases of the Chest
P dAlmaine SempleW D Thompson
British Journal of Diseases of the Chest
D Davies, C S Darke
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved