A 60-year-old woman presents with a five-year history of progressive cough, dyspnea, and wheezing. She mentions her productive cough with clear sputum is typically worse in the morning. She acknowledges a 50 pack-year history of smoking. Examination reveals a barrel chest and a forced expiratory time of 12 seconds. A chest X-ray demonstrates widely spaced ribs, reduced vascular markings, and hyperinflation. Which pulmonary function test findings would you expect? Take the quiz, learn more about this case, and join the conversation on Figure 1.
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