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Airflow Limitation as a Screening Tool

Mieke Albers, MSc; Tjard Schermer, MSc, PhD; Chris van Weel, MD, PhD
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Affiliations: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
 ,  The authors are affiliated with the University Medical Center Nijmegan, the Netherlands.

Correspondence to: Tjard Schermer, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, Nijmegen, 6500 HB, the Netherlands



Chest. 2005;128(4):1898-1900. doi:10.1378/chest.128.4.1898
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