COPD, Bronchiectasis and Spirometry 2015

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68 year old male, smoker for 20 pack years but stopped 10 years ago, consulted at your clinic for easy fatigability. He claims to have been experiencing shortness of breath when walking on the level, whereas in the past, he would experience this only when climbing stairs. He was admitted once in the past year and had another unscheduled ER visit due to increasing symptoms for which he was given methylprednisolone, more frequent short-acting bronchodilators and antibiotics. On PE, vital signs were stable, O2 sat – 93%; Chest – end-expiratory wheeze, prolonged expiratory phase; no cyanosis, nor edema