Category Archives: Asthma

Diagnosis of asthma, CB, and emphysema

In the United States, a more specific criterion was used (GOLD stage IB [ie, FEV1/FVC ratio < 0.7 and FEV1 < 80% predicted]), whereas in Italy a more sensitive criterion (ie, GOLD criterion for stage 1 to 4 disease, without considering FEV1 percent predicted) was used. Indeed, we believe that it is more informative to […]