Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: GOLD executive summary.

@article{Rabe2007GlobalSF,
  title={Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: GOLD executive summary.},
  author={Klaus Friedrich Rabe and Suzanne S. Hurd and Antonio Anzueto and Peter J. Barnes and Sonia A. Buist and Peter M. A. Calverley and Yoshinosuke Fukuchi and Christine Jenkins and Roberto Rodr{\'i}guez-Roisin and Chris van Weel and Jan Zieliński},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={176 6},
  pages={
          532-55
        }
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a major public health problem. It is the fourth leading cause of chronic morbidity and mortality in the United States, and is projected to rank fifth in 2020 in burden of disease worldwide, according to a study published by the World Bank/World Health Organization. Yet, COPD remains relatively unknown or ignored by the public as well as public health and government officials. In 1998, in an effort to bring more attention to COPD, its… CONTINUE READING

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