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Airflow obstruction: is it asthma or is it COPD?

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, November 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Title
Airflow obstruction: is it asthma or is it COPD?
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, November 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s54927
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Authors

Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Mario Cazzola

Abstract

Despite the availability of guideline recommendations, diagnostic confusion between COPD and asthma appears common, and often it is very difficult to decide whether the obstruction is caused by asthma or COPD in a patient with airway obstruction. However, there are well-defined features that help in differentiating asthma from COPD in the presence of fixed airflow obstruction. Nonetheless, the presentations of asthma and COPD can converge and mimic each other, making it difficult to give these patients a diagnosis of either condition. The association of asthma and COPD in the same patient has been designated mixed asthma-COPD phenotype or overlap syndrome. However, since the absence of a clear definition and the inclusion of patients with different characteristics under this umbrella term, it may not facilitate treatment decisions, especially in the absence of clinical trials addressing this heterogeneous population. We are realizing that neither asthma nor COPD are single diseases, but rather syndromes consisting of several endotypes and phenotypes, consequently comprising a spectrum of diseases that must be recognized and adequately treated with targeted therapy. Therefore, we must treat patients by personalizing therapy on the basis of those treatable traits present in each subject.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Student > Master 13 15%
Other 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Researcher 6 7%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 22 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 26 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2018.
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#980,121
of 18,896,657 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#55
of 2,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,734
of 406,762 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#4
of 93 outputs
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