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The role of CT scanning in multidimensional phenotyping of COPD.

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BACKGROUND: COPD is a heterogeneous disease characterized by airflow obstruction and diagnosed by lung function. CT imaging is emerging as an important, noninvasive tool in phenotyping COPD. However, the use of CT imaging in defining the disease heterogeneity above lung function is not fully known. METHODS: Seventy-five patients with COPD (58 men, 17 women) were studied with CT imaging and with measures of airway inflammation. Airway physiology and health status were also determined. RESULTS:...

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10.1378/chest.10-3007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine
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Journal:
Chest
Volume:
140
Issue:
3
Pages:
634-642
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1931-3543
ISSN:
0012-3692
URN:
uuid:36e43fd3-5a88-4434-9870-9f6f77e94bbc
Source identifiers:
423851
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pubs:423851

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