TITLE

Nipping it in the bud: An inspiring mission for prevention and management of COPD

AUTHOR(S)
Zhong, Nanshan
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Thoracic Disease;Apr2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p102
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the challenges involved in early intervention, prevention and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Several reasons for it include a lack of sensitive and specific indicators or markers for early diagnosis of COPD, the annual decline in forced expiatory volume in 1 second (FEV1) is more rapid early in COPD, and lack of evidence-based approach to early intervention for COPD. Scientific research on early interventions for COPD is needed.
ACCESSION #
79449365

 

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