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Walker P. Tailor treatment to the patient with COPD. Practitioner November/December 2021;265(1853):13-17

Tailor treatment to the patient with COPD

20 Dec 2021Registered users

COPD is characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by significant exposure to noxious particles or gases and influenced by host factors including abnormal lung development. Performance and interpretation of spirometry should be based on clinical suspicion of airway disease in a patient with suggestive symptoms and exposures, where a medical history has been taken and examination performed.

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