Treatment of COPD: from pharmacological to instrumental therapies.

  title={Treatment of COPD: from pharmacological to instrumental therapies.},
  author={Marco Alifano and Antoine Cuvelier and Antoine Delage and Nicolas J-H. Roche and Bouchra Lamia and Luis Carlos Molano and L. J. Couderc and C H Marquette and P Devillier},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  volume={19 115},
Treatment guidelines are mainly based on randomised clinical trials that include a small and highly selected fraction of the COPD population [2]. Therefore, it is questionable as to whether these evidence-based guidelines can be extrapolated to the overall COPD population in the everyday practice. Indeed, less than one in five or 10 patients with COPD could… CONTINUE READING