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"Lung Age" of Morris et al

Purpose:

To calculate a patient's "lung age" based on spirometric findings.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, informed consent

ICD-10:

J20-J22, J40-J47, R94.2

Description:

Morris et al compared a patient's spirometric values to population norms to describe a "lung age." This can help to demonstrate to a smoker the impact of smoking and the need to quit. The authors are from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.

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