The initial challenge for the primary care clinician managing potential COPD is making an accurate differential diagnosis. What role does spirometry play in defining COPD? Should FEV1 be the most critical measurement of airway obstruction? How important is the FEV1/FVC ratio?
In this issue, Dr. Emily Brigham from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analyzes the current research answering these important questions can determine COPD diagnosis, management, and prognostication.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director, Inpatient Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Program
Medstar Franklin Square Hospital
Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, AIDS Psychiatry Services
Co-Director, Chronic Pain Treatment Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Launch date: November 30, 2019
Expiration date: November 29, 2021