By Dennis Thompson
THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Doctors could soon have a new tool to help diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A questionnaire called CAPTURE successfully identified almost half of clinical trial participants who had moderate to severe forms of previously undiagnosed COPD, researchers report.
“The goal with trying to find COPD is to treat it earlier, which will help make patients feel better and hopefully prevent their disease from progressing,” said principal investigator Dr. Fernando Martinez, chief of the pulmonary and critical care medicine division at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.
More than 15…