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Medical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Authors
  • Sciurba, Frank C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest surgery clinics of North America
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2003
Volume
13
Issue
4
Pages
615–629
Identifiers
PMID: 14682598
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recent advances in the treatment of patients who have COPD include the development of long-acting bronchodilators, recognition of the benefits of ICS, and development of effective initiation and maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation programs. The focus on outcome parameters other than expiratory flow rates, such as symptoms, quality of life, exercise tolerance, and exacerbation frequency, might also allow effective development of novel disease-modifying agents.

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