Bibliography and Useful Links


Marijuana and chronic obstructive lung disease: a population-based study, W. C. Tan MB and al., CMAJ 2009; 180(8):814-20. Read the article (PDF format).

Trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence, incidence, and mortality in Ontario, Canada, 1996 to 2007: a Population-based study., A. Gershon & al. Arch intern Med. 2010 Mar 22;170(6):560-5

Can age and gender explain the variation in COPD rates across large urban cities?; W. Tan & al.; The international journal of tuberculosis and lung diseases (2011)

Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Diseases (CanCold): fulfilling the need for longitudinal observational studies in COPD; J. Bourbeau & al. ; submitted to COPD journal (2011)

Utility of the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) in predicting a diagnosis of COPD; N. Raghavan & al. ; submitted to COPD journal (2011)

Canadian prediction equations of spirometric lung function for Caucasian adults 20 to 90 years of age : Results from the Canadian Obstructive Lung Disease (Cold) study and the Lung Health Canadian Environment ( LHCE) study. Can Respir J 2011 Nov;18(6):321-6, W. Tan & al.

Prevalence and misdiagnosis of COPD, , title and journal to be determined, W. Tan & J. Bourbeau et al. (2011)

Useful links

The lung association

Public health agency of Canada

Asthma society of Canada

Réseau Québécois de l’Asthme et de la MPOC

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Respiratory Health Network of the FRSQ