Lung Diseases, Obstructive
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a global health problem, and since 2001, the Global Initiative for Chronic… Expand BACKGROUND
Non-fatal health outcomes from diseases and injuries are a crucial consideration in the promotion and monitoring of… Expand BACKGROUND
Although we know that exacerbations are key events in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), our understanding… Expand BACKGROUND
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem associated with long-term exposure to… Expand BACKGROUND
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by an incompletely reversible limitation in airflow. A… Expand Representatives from many countries serve as a network for the dissemination and implementation of programs for diagnosis… Expand Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by both an accelerated decline in lung function and… Expand List of participants (GOLD Scientific Committee): Nicholas Anthonisen, Winnipeg, Canada; William C. Bailey, Birmingham, US; Peter… Expand BACKGROUND
Plausible projections of future mortality and disability are a useful aid in decisions on priorities for health… Expand SUMMARY OF APPROACH The approach to surgery in the patient with COPD is summa-rized below. Surgery Definitely indicated Lung… Expand