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COPD: Clinical Manifestations and Management (include pulmonary rehabilitation)

What every physician needs to know: COPD is a common heterogeneous disorder, affecting nearly 15.7 million Americans (6.4%) and is currently the third leading cause of death in the US. The actual prevalence of COPD is likely even higher, as >50% of adults with low pulmonary function were unaware that they had COPD. COPD is…
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) I. What every physician needs to know. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by emphysema or chronic bronchitis, is a progressive, inflammatory disease that results in airflow limitation with some combination of small airway obstruction and lung destruction. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in…
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