Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention

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Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention

Description

This pocket guide is derived from the guideline, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). It provides information for health care professionals on the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is available in multiple languages.

This pocket guide addresses the following:

  • What is COPD?
  • Risk factors and causes of COPD
  • Diagnosis and stages of COPD
  • Spirometry for diagnosis of COPD
  • Components of a COPD management program

Developer:

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

Funding Sources:

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

History

Release Date: 2001
Review Date: 2009
Original Summary: July 2010
Last Updated: 09/07/11

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