Should Mild COPD Be Treated? Evidence for Early Pharmacological Intervention

  title={Should Mild COPD Be Treated? Evidence for Early Pharmacological Intervention},
  author={Amany F Elbehairy and Katherine Alexandra Webb and Jos{\'e} Alberto Neder and Denis E. O’donnell},
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common and often progressive inflammatory disease of the airways that is both preventable and treatable. It is well established that those with mild-to-moderate disease severity represent the majority of patients with COPD, yet this subpopulation is relatively under-studied. Because of an insidious pre-clinical phase, COPD is both under-diagnosed and under-treated. Recent studies have confirmed that even patients with mild, grade 1 COPD [i.e… CONTINUE READING
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