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

Zhong, Nanshan
April 2012
Journal of Thoracic Disease;Apr2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p102
Academic Journal
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.


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