What is (and what is not) a COPD exacerbation: thoughts from the new GOLD guidelines

Hurst, J. R.; Wedzicha, J. A.
March 2007
Thorax;Mar2007, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p198
Academic Journal
The article applauds the inclusion of a definition of exacerbation in the updated version of the World Health Organization/U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) guideline. The inclusion of the definition is important due to the impact of exacerbations on the morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs associated with COPD.


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