C. J. MARTIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. Y. HALLETT, M.D.
It is increasingly evident that a diffuse obstructive pulmonary syndrome is often associated with tuberculosis.1, 2 A considerable number of patients in sanatoria require treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema as well as for tuberculosis, and deaths in these institutions now occur more often from emphysema than from progressive tuberculosis. This study was initiated to determine the prevalence and severity of obstructive airway disease among patients admitted to Firland Sanatorium.
During the year ending October 1959, a trained technician questioned the 710 patients who were at least 16 years old and who were admitted for the first time concerning
MARTIN CJ, HALLETT WY. THE DIFFUSE OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY SYNDROME IN A TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM. II. INCIDENCE AND SYMPTOMS12. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1156–1164. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1156
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(6):1156-1164.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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