COPD Classes

COPD Classes - With or without chronic symptoms of cough,...

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Classification of COPD by severity is as follows: Stage 0 (at risk) Normal spirometry Chronic Symptoms of cough, sputum production Stage I (mild) FEV 1 /FVC < 70% FEV 1 ≥80% predicted With or without chronic symptoms of cough, sputum production Stage II (moderate) FEV 1 /FVC < 70% FEV 1 50-80% predicted
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Unformatted text preview: With or without chronic symptoms of cough, sputum production Stage III (severe) FEV 1 /FVC < 70% FEV 1 < 30-50% predicted With or without chronic symptoms Stage IV (very severe) FEV 1 /FVC < 70% FEV 1 < 30-50% predicted Chronic respiratory failure...
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2009 for the course NUR 4355 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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