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Cerveri I., Accordini S., Corsico A., Zoia M. C., Carrozzi L., Cazzoletti L., Beccaria M., Marinoni A., Viegi G., De Marco R. Chronic cough and phlegm in young adults. In: European Respiratory Journal, vol. 22 (08) pp. 413 - 417. The European Respiratory Society, 2003.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines underline that the presence of chronic cough and sputum production before airflow obstruction offers a unique opportunity to identify subjects at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for an early intervention. Current epidemiological data on these subjects are scant. Between 1998-2000, the authors evaluated the prevalence and characteristics of these symptoms by a multicentre cross-sectional survey of Italian people aged between 20-44 yrs from the general population (Italian Study on Asthma in Young Adults (ISAYA)). Besides the questions on asthma, more than 18,000 subjects answered the question:
URL: http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/reprint/22/3/413?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&volume=22&firstpage=413&resourcetype=HWCIT
Subject Chronic
young
adults


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