Ioana Ungurean

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disease (4-6% of adults), with insidious onset and slow progression, which is why the disease remains under diagnosed especially in early stages. Most patients get medical attention in stage III, IV of disease, according to GOLD classification (Global Obstructive Lung Diseases). According to GOLD,(More)
Among the diseases frequently associated with the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) count the pulmonary neoplasm, severe cardiovascular diseases, muscle wasting, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus etc. These conditions are often diagnosed when already in an advanced stage, although their presence may seriously affect the patient's quality of life(More)
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