Updates in the Management of COPD
COPD is a slowly progressive respiratory disease characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. In the United States, about 15 million adults have been diagnosed with COPD and it is the third leading cause of death. However, it remains both underdiagnosed and undertreated. These focused activities will help clinicians achieve greater competency in accurately diagnosing COPD, assessing disease severity, and optimizing the use of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions in tailored COPD treatment plans.
Jill Ohar, MD