Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Obesity and obstructive lung disease

I see a lot of obese patients with mild to moderate obstruction on PFTs without smoking Hx or a clear Hx of asthma and atopy (TN has a state average BMI of 29). There was an ATS session on obesity and airways disease and a lot of interest on this correlation at NIH.
Did any of you attend the symposia on this topic? Would you manage this obstruction in a different way for this patients?

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