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The Return of FEV3Forced Expiratory Volume in 3 s

Marc Zelter, MD, PhD
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From the Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie, ER 10, Hôpital universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris.

Correspondence to: Marc Zelter, MD, PhD, Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie, ER 10, Hôpital universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, 91 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 , Paris, France; e-mail: marc.zelter@psl.aphp.fr


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The author has reported to CHEST that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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Chest. 2013;144(4):1089-1091. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0659
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Signs of obstruction in the small distal airways (< 2 mm) are demonstrated by the pathophysiology of so-called asymptomatic smokers.1 Increased resistance of these airways can be inferred even at this early (mild?) stage.2 The tools currently available for measuring early stages of airways disease each have their own limitations. Even though the FEV3/FVC ratio is not discussed in the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement on ways to assess lung function,3 in this issue of CHEST (see page 1117) Morris et al4 present a study that makes the case that it should be routinely reported on in spirometry.

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