Lung function tests and genetics are important to understand lung health and to investigate pathways that lead to an impaired lung function. The aim of this thesis was to study the epidemiology of impaired lung function including COPD, to unravel the genetic and non-genetic determinants, and finally to study the impact of impaired lung function on adverse health outcomes.

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Keywords Lung function, COPD, pulmonary diffusion, genetic determinants, clinical determinants
Promotor G.G. Brusselle (Guy) , B.H.Ch. Stricker (Bruno) , L. Lahousse (Lies) , K.M.C. Verhamme (Katia)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6361-191-6
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Terzikhan, N. (2018, December 19). Genetic and Non-genetic Determinants and Clinical Consequences of Impaired Lung Function. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from