COPD exacerbations · 4: Prevention

Scott, S.; Walker, P.; Calverley, P. M. A.
May 2006
Thorax;May2006, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p440
Academic Journal
The article investigates the evidence of the effectiveness of prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. There is reasonable evidence showing that immunization with an appropriate polyvalent vaccine is effective. The non-pharmacological therapies include lung volume reduction surgery, non-invasive ventilation, comiciliary oxygen, and pulmonary rehabilitation.


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