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Can CAPTURE be used to identify undiagnosed patients with mild-to-moderate COPD likely to benefit from treatment?

Authors Leidy NK, Martinez FJ, Malley KG, Mannino DM, Han MLK, Bacci ED, Brown RW, Houfek JF, Labaki WW, Make BJ, Meldrum CA, Quezada W, Rennard S, Thomashow B, Yawn BP

Received 21 September 2017

Accepted for publication 19 February 2018

Published 13 June 2018 Volume 2018:13 Pages 1901—1912


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Russell

Nancy K Leidy,1 Fernando J Martinez,2 Karen G Malley,1 David M Mannino,3 MeiLan K Han,4 Elizabeth D Bacci,5 Randall W Brown,6 Julia F Houfek,7 Wassim W Labaki,4 Barry J Make,8 Catherine A Meldrum,4 Wilson Quezada,9 Stephen Rennard,10 Byron Thomashow,9 Barbara P Yawn11

1Evidera, Patient-Centered Research, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2Weill Cornell Medicine, Joan & Sanford Weill Department of Medicine, New York, NY, USA; 3University of Kentucky, Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health, Lexington, KY, USA; 4University of Michigan, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 5Evidera, Patient-Centered Research, Seattle, WA, USA; 6University of Michigan, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 7University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, USA; 8National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Denver, CO, USA; 9Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care, New York, NY, USA; 10AstraZeneca, IMED Biotech Unit, Cambridge, UK & University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA; 11University of Minnesota, Department of Family & Community Health, Minneapolis, MN & COPD Foundation, Miami, FL, USA

Background: COPD Assessment in Primary Care To Identify Undiagnosed Respiratory Disease and Exacerbation Risk (CAPTURE™) uses five questions and peak expiratory flow (PEF) thresholds (males ≤350 L/min; females ≤250 L/min) to identify patients with a forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) <0.70 and FEV1 <60% predicted or exacerbation risk requiring further evaluation for COPD. This study tested CAPTURE’s ability to identify symptomatic patients with mild-to-moderate COPD (FEV1 60%–80% predicted) who may also benefit from diagnosis and treatment.
Methods: Data from the CAPTURE development study were used to test its sensitivity (SN) and specificity (SP) differentiating mild-to-moderate COPD (n=73) from no COPD (n=87). SN and SP for differentiating all COPD cases (mild to severe; n=259) from those without COPD (n=87) were also estimated. The modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale and COPD Assessment Test (CAT™) were used to evaluate symptoms and health status. Clinical Trial Registration: NCT01880177,
Results: Mean age (+SD): 61 (+10.5) years; 41% male. COPD: FEV1/FVC=0.60 (+0.1), FEV1% predicted=74% (+12.4). SN and SP for differentiating mild-to-moderate and non-COPD patients (n=160): Questionnaire: 83.6%, 67.8%; PEF (≤450 L/min; ≤350 L/min): 83.6%, 66.7%; CAPTURE (Questionnaire+PEF): 71.2%, 83.9%. COPD patients whose CAPTURE results suggested that diagnostic evaluation was warranted (n=52) were more likely to be symptomatic than patients whose results did not (n=21) (mMRC >2: 37% vs 5%, p<0.01; CAT>10: 86% vs 57%, p<0.01). CAPTURE differentiated COPD from no COPD (n=346): SN: 88.0%, SP: 83.9%.
Conclusion: CAPTURE (450/350) may be useful for identifying symptomatic patients with mild-to-moderate airflow obstruction in need of diagnostic evaluation for COPD.

Keywords: COPD, case-finding, undiagnosed COPD, screening tool, peak expiratory flow

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