Vlies BH, Walker PP. Improving the diagnosis and management of COPD. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1787):15-19

Improving the diagnosis and management of COPD

25 Nov 2015Pais-up subscribers

COPD is a progressive condition. Therefore, earlier diagnosis allows earlier intervention in particular smoking cessation. Spirometry should be performed in symptomatic current or former smokers (typically ≥ 10 pack years) who are aged at least 35 where COPD is a likely differential diagnosis.

This article online comes with updates and links to recent research and guidance, most notably the GOLD 2017 guide to COPD.

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