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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Management of chronic disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide, affecting an estimated 3 million people in the UK. The most common cause is tobacco smoke. Patients with COPD experience a high symptom burden, worsened during disease instability (termed exacerbations or 'lung attacks'), and a multidisciplinary approach should be adopted to manage this chronic lung disease. Diagnosis requires clinical and functional assessment to tailor treatments towards symptoms; th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2016.02.019

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Target Discovery Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Medicine (United Kingdom) Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
5
Pages:
310-313
Publication date:
2016-05-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-4357
ISSN:
1357-3039
URN:
uuid:f6ab3e4a-03d3-4ac5-9faa-46bba833fb1a
Source identifiers:
618229
Local pid:
pubs:618229
Paper number:
5

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