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About COPD. American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/about-copd . Accessed March 29, 2013.
Calonge N, Petitti DB, DeWitt TG, et al. Screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med . 2008;148(7):529-534.
COPD. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated March 5, 2013. Accessed March 29, 2013.
Explore COPD National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd . Updated June 8, 2012. Accessed March 29, 2013.
Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Available at: http://www.goldcopd.org/uploads/users/files/GOLD%5FReport%5F2013%5FFeb20.pdf . Updated February 20, 2013. Accessed March 29, 2013.
Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, et al; Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical practice guideline update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society. Ann Intern Med . 2011;155(3):179-191.
What you can do about a lung disease called COPD. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease website. Available at: http://www.goldcopd.org/uploads/users/files/GOLD%5FPatient%5FRevJan10.pdf . Accessed March 29, 2013.