GENERAL

Smoking Cessation/Vaccinations

Aug 16, 2020 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Smoking Cessation/Vaccinations

More than one-third of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continue to smoke cigarettes despite knowing they have the disease. This behavior has a negative impact on prognosis and…

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Assessing Symptom Burden

Aug 16, 2020 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Assessing Symptom Burden

Evaluating symptoms is a central part of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment system as suggested by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). Considering the pros…

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Surgical Therapies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Aug 16, 2020 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Surgical Therapies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who fail maximal medical therapy and bronchoscopic interventions have surgical options to improve lung function, quality of life, and exercise performance. Carefully selected…

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Definition, Causes, Pathogenesis, and Consequences of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations

Aug 16, 2020 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Definition, Causes, Pathogenesis, and Consequences of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations

Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are episodes of symptom worsening which have significant adverse consequences for patients. Exacerbations are highly heterogeneous events associated with increased airway and…

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Aug 16, 2020 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an essential intervention in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To guide health care professionals in the implementation and evaluation of a PR…

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