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De Marco, R., Marcon, A., Rossi, A., Anto, J. M., Cerveri, I., Gislason, T., Heinrich, J., Janson, C., Jarvis, D., Kuenzli, N., Leynaert, B., Probst-Hensch, N., Svanes, C., Wjst, M., Burney, P

Asthma, COPD and overlap syndrome: a longitudinal study in young European adults

Eur Respir J, 2015, 46, 3, 671, 9, IF: 7.125,

We compared risk factors and clinical characteristics, 9-year lung function change and hospitalisation risk across subjects with the asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS), asthma or COPD alone, or none of these diseases. Participants in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey in 1991-1993 (aged 20-44 years) and 1999-2001 were included. Chronic airflow obstruction was defined as pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)/forced vital capacity


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