Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a Canadian Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline.

@article{Marciniuk2011ManagingDI,
  title={Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a Canadian Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline.},
  author={Darcy D. Marciniuk and Donna Goodridge and Paul Hernandez and Graeme M. Rocker and Meyer S. Balter and Patricia Hill Bailey and Gord Ford and Jean Bourbeau and Denis O'donnell and François Maltais and Richard A Mularski and Andrew L Cave and Irvin Mayers and Vicki Kennedy and Thomas K. Oliver and Candice Brown},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={69-78}
}
Dyspnea is a cardinal symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and its severity and magnitude increases as the disease progresses, leading to significant disability and a negative effect on quality of life. Refractory dyspnea is a common and difficult symptom to treat in patients with advanced COPD. There are many questions concerning optimal management and, specifically, whether various therapies are effective in this setting. The present document was compiled to address these… CONTINUE READING
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