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Back To Vidyya Executive Summary:

Global Initiative For Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Preface
Introduction

1. Definition and Classification of Severity

    Definition
    Classification of Severity
    Pathogenesis
    Pathology
    Pathophysiology

2. Burden of COPD
    Epidemiology
    Economic and Social Burden of COPD
    Risk Factors

3. Four Components of COPD Management
    Introduction

Component 1: Assess and Monitor Disease
    Diagnosis
    Ongoing Monitoring and Assessment

Component 2: Reduce Risk Factors
    Smoking Prevention and Cessation
    Occupational Exposures
    Indoor/Outdoor Air Pollution

Component 3: Manage Stable COPD
    Introduction
    Education
    Pharmacologic Treatment
    Bronchodilators
    Glucocorticosteroids
    Other Pharmacologic Treatment

Non-Pharmacologic Treatment
    Rehabilitation
    Oxygen Therapy
    Ventilatory Support
    Surgical Treatments

Component 4: Manage Exacerbations
    Diagnosis and Assessment of Severity
    Home Management
    Hospital Management
    Hospital Discharge and Follow-up

4. Future Research

References

 


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