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Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
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Jørgen Vestbo, Suzanne S Hurd, Alvar G Agustí, Paul W Jones, Claus Vogelmeier, Antonio Anzueto, Peter J Barnes, Leonardo M Fabbri, Fernando J Martinez, Masaharu Nishimura, Robert A Stockley, Don D Sin, Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a global health problem, and since 2001, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) has published its strategy document for the diagnosis and management of COPD. This executive summary presents the main contents of the second 5-year revision of the GOLD document that has implemented some of the vast knowledge about COPD accumulated over the last years. Today, GOLD recommends that spirometry is required for the clinical diagnosis of COPD to avoid misdiagnosis and to ensure proper evaluation of severity of airflow limitation...
February 15, 2013: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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