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The burden of COPD in Africa: a literature review and prospective survey of the availability of spirometry for COPD diagnosis in Africa

Mehrotra, A., Oluwole, A. M. and Gordon, Stephen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6576-1116 (2009) 'The burden of COPD in Africa: a literature review and prospective survey of the availability of spirometry for COPD diagnosis in Africa'. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol 14, Issue 8, pp. 840-848.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES To ascertain the known burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Africa and of spirometry use to indicate the possibility of further unpublished data becoming shortly available. METHOD Literature review. results Screening of 132 articles yielded 22 relevant articles, of which only six used spirometry based data. A total of 106 physicians in 34 countries were contacted and only 23 reported satisfactory use and availability of spirometry. CONCLUSIONS Current estimates of COPD burden in Africa are based on an unreliably small dataset. Acquisition of further data will require substantial investment in lung function equipment and training.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Mehrotra, Anushka Oluwole, Akanbi Maxwell Gordon, Stephen B.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pulmonary disease chronic obstructive Africa burden spirometry Diagnosis Diagnostics
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
QY Clinical Pathology > QY 4 General works
WF Respiratory System > WF 140 Diseases of the respiratory system (General)
WF Respiratory System > WF 100 General works
WB Practice of Medicine > Diagnosis > General Diagnosis > WB 143 Signs and symptoms
WB Practice of Medicine > Diagnosis > General Diagnosis > WB 200 Physical diagnosis (General)
WB Practice of Medicine > Diagnosis > General Diagnosis > WB 141 General works
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02308.x
Depositing User: Users 43 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 16:58
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 12:59
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/324

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