Spyridon Fortis, MD, on How Bronchodilator Response Can Predict Asthma-COPD Overlap

 

In this podcast, Spyridon Fortis, MD, talks about his research on how bronchodilator response in both forced expiratory volume in 1 second and forced vital capacity may indicate COPD-asthma overlap.

Spyridon Fortis, MD, is a pulmonary and critical care physician at the University of Iowa.

Additional Resources:

  • Fortis S, Comellas A, Make BJ, et al. Combined forced expiratory volume in 1 second and forced vital capacity bronchodilator response, exacerbations, and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Am Thoracic Soc. 2019;16(7):826-835. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201809-601OC
  • COPD. ATS Official Documents. American Thoracic Society. Reviewed March 2019. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://www.thoracic.org/statements/copd.php

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