Health Problems

New diagnostic criteria proposed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Researchers at National Jewish Health and dozens of leading institutions around the nation have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. The proposal, published in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, expands diagnostic criteria from a single measure of […]