COPD Intro

COPD Intro - ical diagnosis which is defined by excessive...

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Introduction Management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be challenging and progress in the treatment of COPD remains limited. COPD is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible which is progressive and accompanied by airway hyper-reactivity. COPD includes airflow obstruction disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In most cases, emphysema and bronchitis occur together. Chronic bronchitis is a clin-
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Unformatted text preview: ical diagnosis which is defined by excessive bronchial mucus secretion and manifested by daily productive cough for 3 months or more in 2 consecutive years. Emphysema is considered a pathologic diagnosis which presents an abnormal enlargement of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles with wall destruction and without fibrosis....
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