A New Bronchodilator Response Grading Strategy Identifies Distinct Patient Populations

Hansen J. E., Dilektasli A. G., Porszasz J., Stringer W. W., Pak Y., Rossiter H. B., ...More

ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY, vol.16, no.12, pp.1504-1517, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Rationale: A positive bronchodilator response (BDR) according to American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) guidelines require both 200 ml and 12% increase in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) or forced vital capacity (FVC) after bronchodilator inhalation. This dual criterion is insensitive in those with high or low FEV1.