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8921 - COPD Or Chronic Bronchitis That Was Dr Bruce Davies...

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COPD Or Chronic Bronchitis That Was Dr Bruce Davies www.bradfordvts.co.uk
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Possible Areas to Cover Diagnosis Initial investigation Management plans Referral criteria Follow plans Troubleshooting The evidence base
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Possible Areas to Cover Ideas for Audit Sources of further information Case Histories Future developments Prevalence Risk factors Prevention
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Labels encompassed by COPD Chronic bronchitis Emphysema COAD Chronic airflow restriction Some cases of chronic asthma
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Definition Chronic slowly progressive airways obstruction, not fully reversible FEV1 <80% predicted FEV1/FVC ratio <70% Impairment largely fixed
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Prevalence Depends on where you work! Male:Female = 4:1 Urban:Rural = 2:1 5-25% of population Declining, or being redefined! 1-4 consultations per GP per week Strongly social class related Increases with age
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Risk Factors Smoking Asthma Genetic Social class (Independent ? Of other factors) Pollution Occupational dust exposure Recurrent infection
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