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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Management of chronic disease

Abstract:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the disease that has been described as the epidemic of our time. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of the disease and smoking cessation is the most effective intervention in both preventing disease development and progression. Once established, COPD causes irreversible airways obstruction that often results in breathlessness. The management of this condition involves initially an accurate diagnosis and a clinical and functional assessment. Th...

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2012.02.009

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Russell, R More by this author
Norcliffe, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine
Journal:
Medicine
Volume:
40
Issue:
5
Pages:
262-266
Publication date:
2012-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-4357
ISSN:
1357-3039
URN:
uuid:2204b06e-7c28-4ee5-a56d-3eda1a3d3910
Source identifiers:
334004
Local pid:
pubs:334004

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