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A. Sonia Buist M.D.

    • Professor Emerita of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine School of Medicine
Dr. Buist’s special interests are in asthma, COPD, pulmonary epidemiology and Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. She is the former chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine. She earned her medical degree in 1964 from the University of St. Andrews Medical School in Scotland.
  • Residency:

    • G.P. and Internal Medicine-University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, 1964-1966
  • Fellowship:

    • Pulmonary Medicine-University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, 1966-1969; Pulmonary Physiology - University of Oregon Medical School, 1969-1970, Portland

Publications

  • "Unemployment in chronic airflow obstruction around the world : Results from the BOLD study." European Respiratory Journal  In: , Vol. 50, No. 3, 00499, 01.09.2017.
  • "Altitude and COPD prevalence : Analysis of the PREPOCOL-PLATINO-BOLD-EPI-SCAN study." Respiratory Research  In: , Vol. 18, No. 1, 162, 23.08.2017.
  • "Severity of Airflow Obstruction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) : Proposal for a New Classification." COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  In: , 10.08.2017, p. 1-7.
  • "The association between chronic airflow obstruction and poverty in 12 sites of the multinational BOLD study." European Respiratory Journal In: , Vol. 49, No. 6, 1601880, 01.06.2017.
  • "Prevalence of tobacco use and associated factors in Tehran : Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study." Lung India In: , Vol. 34, No. 3, 01.05.2017, p. 225-231.
  • "Long-Term Healthcare Outcomes of Preterm Birth : An Executive Summary of a Conference Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health." Journal of Pediatrics  In: , Vol. 181, 01.02.2017, p. 309-318.
  • "Adults born preterm : A review of general health and system-specific outcomes." Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics  In: , 2017.
  • "Raising the profile of pulmonary education for physicians in low-and middle-income countries." Annals of the American Thoracic Society In: , Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 458-459.
  • "Chronic Airflow Obstruction in a Black African Population : Results of BOLD Study, Ile-Ife, Nigeria." COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In: , Vol. 13, No. 1, 02.01.2016, p. 42-49.
  • "Pilot randomised trial of a healthy eating behavioural intervention in uncontrolled asthma." European Respiratory Journal In: , Vol. 47, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 122-132.
  • "Lung function defects in treated pulmonary tuberculosis patients." European Respiratory Journal  In: , Vol. 47, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 352-353.
  • "Acceptability and feasibility of the ‘DASH for Asthma’ intervention in a randomized controlled trial pilot study." Public Health Nutrition  In: , 10.12.2015, p. 1-11.
  • "Burden of obstructive lung disease study in Tehran : Prevalence and risk factors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." Lung India  In: , Vol. 32, No. 6, 01.11.2015, p. 572-577.
  • "COPD (confusion over proper diagnosis) in the zone of maximum uncertainty." European Respiratory Journal  In: , Vol. 46, No. 5, 01.11.2015, p. 1523-1524.
  • "Determinants of underdiagnosis of COPD in national and international surveys." Chest  In: , Vol. 148, No. 4, 01.10.2015, p. 971-985.
  • "Tuberculosis associates with both airflow obstruction and low lung function : BOLD results." European Respiratory Journal  In: , Vol. 46, No. 4, 01.10.2015, p. 1104-1112.
  • "Characteristics of COPD in never-smokers and ever-smokers in the general population : Results from the CanCOLD study." Thorax  In: , Vol. 70, No. 9, 01.09.2015, p. 822-829.
  • "Prevalence of airflow obstruction and reduced forced vital capacity in an Aboriginal Australian population : The cross-sectional BOLD study." Respirology In: , Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.07.2015, p. 766-774.
  • "Behavioral weight loss and physical activity intervention in obese adults with asthma : A randomized trial." Annals of the American Thoracic Society  In: , Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 1-11.
  • "Gaps In using bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids and influenza vaccine among 23 high- and low-income sites." International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease In: , Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 21-30.
  • "Respiratory disorders related to smoking tobacco." Progress in Respiratory Research  In: , Vol. 42, 2015, p. 72-84.
  • "Symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in clinical trials and in a population-based study." Sleep and Breathing  In: , Vol. 19, No. 3, 27.11.2014, p. 801-808.
  • "Burden of obstructive lung disease study in tehran : Research design and lung spirometry protocol." International Journal of Preventive Medicine  In: , Vol. 5, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 1439-1445.
  • "Exacerbations in non-COPD patients : Truth or myth - Authors' response." Thorax In: , Vol. 69, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 1050-1051.
  • "Abdominal and general adiposity and level of asthma control in adults with uncontrolled asthma." Annals of the American Thoracic Society  In: , Vol. 11, No. 8, 01.10.2014, p. 1218-1224.
  • "Respiratory risks from household air pollution in low and middle income countries." The Lancet Respiratory Medicine In: , Vol. 2, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. 823-860.
  • "A survey of the knowledge of general practitioners, family physicians and pulmonologists in Nigeria regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." West African Journal of Medicine In: , Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.04.2014, p. 100-106.
  • "Medical students' knowledge about the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Nigeria." International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease In: , Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 117-121.
  • "Predictors of dyspnoea prevalence : Results from the BOLD study." European Respiratory Journal  In: , Vol. 43, No. 6, 2014, p. 1610-1620.
  • "Quality assurance of spirometry in a population-based study-predictors of good outcome in spirometry testing." COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In: , Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014, p. 143-151.

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