Carlo Marchesi

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and represents one of the major causes of chronic morbidity. Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for COPD. In these patients, the airflow limitation is caused by a mixture of small airways disease and parenchyma destruction, the relative contribution(More)
The next two decades will see dramatic changes in the health needs of the world's populations with chronic diseases as the leading causes of disability, according to recent World Health Organization reports. Increases in the senior population living "confined" in domestic area are also expected producing a steep increase in the need for long-term monitoring(More)
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