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Titolo:
Current therapy for COPD
Autore:
Pauwels, R;
Indirizzi:
State Univ Ghent Hosp, Dept Resp Dis, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium State Univ Ghent Hosp Ghent Belgium B-9000 sp Dis, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Titolo Testata:
NEW DRUGS FOR ASTHMA, ALLERGY AND COPD
, volume: 31, anno: 2001,
pagine: 11 - 14
SICI:
1422-2140(2001)31:<11:CTFC>2.0.ZU;2-2
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL; INHALED BUDESONIDE; ACUTE EXACERBATIONS; SMOKING CESSATION; CORTICOSTEROIDS; MODERATE; EFFICACY; PLACEBO; MILD;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Collana
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pauwels, R State Univ Ghent Hosp, Dept Resp Dis, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium State Univ Ghent Hosp De Pintelaan 185 Ghent Belgium B-9000um
Citazione:
R. Pauwels, "Current therapy for COPD", PROG R RES, 31, 2001, pp. 11-14

Abstract

The management of COPD aims at relieving symptoms, improving quality of life and preventing further deterioration. Managing COPD will therefore need a broader approach than pure pharmacological treatment, as reflected in theGlobal Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines. The major risk factor of COPD is cigarette smoking, but other risk factors, including indoor pollution and occupational exposure might play a significant role. Chronic oxygen therapy prolongs survival in COPD patients with respiratory failure. Long-term studies looking at the influence of pharmacological treatments on the mortality of COPD are ongoing. Management approaches other than the avoidance of risk factors should therefore be regarded as symptomatic. The choice of treatment will mainly depend on the severity of the patient's COPD. The severity of the airflow limitation is certainly not the only, and very often not the major factor determining the severity of COPD in an individual patient. The airflow limitation in COPD is also largely irreversible. Therapeutic recommendations and choices should therefore take intoaccount other patient characteristics besides the degree of airflow limitation.

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