Worldwide patterns of bronchodilator responsiveness: results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study

Tan W. C. , Vollmer W. M. , Lamprecht B., Mannino D. M. , Jithoo A., Nizankowska-Mogilnicka E., ...More

THORAX, vol.67, no.8, pp.718-726, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201445
  • Title of Journal : THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.718-726


Rationale Criteria for a clinically significant bronchodilator response (BDR) are mainly based on studies in patients with obstructive lung diseases. Little is known about the BDR in healthy general populations, and even less about the worldwide patterns.