Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterized by shortness of breath, cough and sputum production. While symptoms of the disease do not usually appear in people younger than age 55 years, changes to the lung begin many years earlier.

Resources


Canadian Respiratory Guidelines

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
CTS guidelines are published in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine by Taylor & Francis Group.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterized by shortness of breath, cough and sputum production.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
GET HELP Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Diagnosis and Management

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
This guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of adults aged ≥ 19 years with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Respiratory diseases affect people of all ages – children, teens, adults and seniors.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
For Condition: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Number of CPGs: 7

COPD Canada

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease "COPD Has No Boundaries"

COPD Fact Sheet

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a slowly progressive respiratory disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to be inflamed and become “obstructed” or blocked.

COPD Quiz

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COPD Resources

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COPD treatment

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Quitting smoking is the most important step in treating your COPD.

COPD triggers

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Triggers are things that can irritate your lungs and make your COPD symptoms worse. Avoid these common triggers:

Fast facts about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 2011

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Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada

INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Care: Preliminary Data from a Pan-Canadian Spread Collaborative

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INSPIRED Approaches to COPD: Improving Care and Creating Value

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The COPD Action Plan

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common cause of medical visits, hospital admissions, and death among patients with COPD.

What are COPD flare-ups and what can I do to prevent them?

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A flare-up is often triggered by a lung infection. Flare-ups are one of the biggest reasons why people with COPD become disabled or have to be hospitalized.

What is COPD and can it be prevented?

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD – makes breathing hard. It slowly damages the airways of the lungs, making them swollen and blocked and causing them to lose their elasticity or stretchine

Documents


Acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD)

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is diagnosed by the presence of bronchial obstruction measured by spirometry (FEV1/FVC1 < 0.7).

Best Puffer for Initial Therapy in COPD

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Which is the best puffer for initial therapy in COPD?

Daily Prophylactic Antibiotics in COPD

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Daily Prophylactic Antibiotics in COPD? If so, who?

Diagnosis of Diseases of Chronic Airflow Limitation: Asthma COPD and Asthma - COPD Overlap Syndrome

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Diagnosis of Diseases of Chronic Airflow Limitation: Asthma, COPD and Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS)

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
POCKET GUIDE TO COPD DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT, AND PREVENTION A Guide for Health Care Professionals 2017 EDITION

Roflumilast – COPD relief at last?

Category : Practitioner / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Clinical Question: Is roflumilast (Daxas®) beneficial as an add-on therapy in the management of COPD?