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Executive Summary: Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Published: April 2015)

Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Published: April 2015)

This CHEST and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) joint guideline addresses the prevention of acute exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as a major contributor to worsening lung function, impairment in quality of life, need for urgent care or hospitalization, and cost of care.

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CHEST hosts a discussion with the authors upon release of a guideline, to add context and commentary to the issues and challenges facing clinicians.

Prevention of Acute Exacerbation of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline (Published: April 2015)
Duration: 25 min
Moderator: D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, Podcast Editor, CHEST
Participant: Gerard J. Criner, MD, FCCP

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