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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Screening and Prevention

Diagnosis

Treatment

Point-of-Care Guides

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content



Overview

11/15/2013 Choosing the Right Inhaled Medication Device for COPD [Editorials]
01/15/2012 ACP Updates Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Stable COPD [Practice Guidelines]
02/01/2007 The Changing Face of COPD [Editorials]

Screening and Prevention

01/15/2010 Outdoor Air Pollutants and Patient Health Patient Education
10/15/2009 Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spriometry [Putting Prevention into Practice]
10/15/2009 Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

Diagnosis

03/01/2014 A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests Algorithm Differential Diagnosis
07/15/2012 Causes and Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea Algorithm Differential Diagnosis
07/01/2008 Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Treatment

ACUTE

03/01/2010 Management of COPD Exacerbations Patient Education
09/01/2006 Antibiotics for Exacerbations of COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]
08/01/2005 Systemic Corticosteroids for Acute Exacerbations of COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]

CHRONIC

09/01/2015 ACCP/CTS Provide Guidance on Preventing Acute COPD Exacerbations [Practice Guidelines]
06/01/2015 Aclidinium for Stable COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]
08/15/2014 Indacaterol (Arcapta) for COPD [STEPS]
06/01/2014 Prophylactic Antibiotics for the Prevention of COPD Exacerbation [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2014 Roflumilast (Daliresp) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [STEPS]
01/01/2014 Role of Breathing Exercises in the Treatment of COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]
11/15/2013 Treatment of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: the GOLD Guidelines
09/15/2010 Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Education
01/15/2008 ACCP and AACVPR Release Evidence-Based Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation [Practice Guidelines]
10/15/2007 Medications for COPD: A Review of Effectiveness Patient Education
06/01/2008 Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids to Treat Stable COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]
03/01/2008 Fluticasone or Salmeterol Alone vs. Combination Therapy for COPD [AFP Journal Club]
12/01/2006 Beta-Blocker Use in Patients with COPD [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/01/2004 Home Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/15/2004 Tiotropium (Spiriva) for COPD [STEPS]

Point-of-Care Guides

06/15/2007 Predicting Postoperative Pulmonary Complications [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Patient Education, Self-Care

09/15/2010 Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD Patient Education
03/01/2010 Sudden Worsening of COPD Patient Education
10/15/2007 COPD: What You Should Know Patient Education

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