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Executive summary of the multicenter survey on the prevalence and risk factors of chronic respiratory diseases in patients presenting to primary care centers and emergency rooms in Syria

  
@article{JTD284,
	author = {Yousser Mohammad and Rafea Shaaban and Fatmeh Yassine and Jamal Allouch and Nasser Daaboul and Abou Al-Zahab Bassam and Al-bittar Mohammad and Daed Taha and Samir Sabba and Ghayath Dyban and Kinaz Al-Sheih and Hussam Balleh and Moustafa Ibrahim and Hala Al Khaer and Mazen Dayoub and Ramsa Halloum and Ibtihal Fadhil and Abdul Fattah Abbas and Abdullah KHouri and Nikolai khaltaev and Jean Bousquet and Mais Khaddouj and Ibrahim Suleiman and Moueef Meri and Mahmoud Bakir and Annas Naem and Husein Said and Fatmeh Al-Dmeirawi and Husein Mayhoub and Gazal Dib},
	title = {Executive summary of the multicenter survey on the prevalence and risk factors of chronic respiratory diseases in patients presenting to primary care centers and emergency rooms in Syria},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {4},
	number = {2},
	year = {2012},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {In 2009-2010, Tishreen University and the Health Ministry conducted a multi-center Survey on the Prevalence and risk factors of chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) and co-morbidities in patients presenting to primary care centers, general outpatients clinics and Emergency rooms in hospitals. In collaboration with WHO-Global alliance against chronic respiratory diseases (GARD), www.who.int/gard, the protocol of this survey has been established tested and validated by the WHO-GARD experts (1). This survey is the first multi-center survey on CRD in primary care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The strongest point is the use of lung function measurement for diagnosis of CRD (2).},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/284}
}