Newscasting from Italy: Race-Neutral Metrics More Accurately Predict Risk in COPD

Race-neutral metrics more accurately predict the risk for death and exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online April 11 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Enrico Schiavi, M.D., from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore-Roma in Italy, and colleagues examined European Respiratory Society (ERS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) airflow obstruction severity classification in the COPDGene Study (10,108 participants). The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) approach, using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III race-specific equations, was compared to the application of the Global Lung Initiative (GLI)-Global race-neutral equations.

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