Guidelines and Expert Panel Reports
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.
Clinician Tools and Materials
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