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Airway Disorders Guidelines

Get expert-backed strategies for the prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD, a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world.

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Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD

April 2015

This CHEST and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) joint guideline addresses acute exacerbations in patients with COPD as major contributors to worsening lung function, impairment in quality of life, need for urgent care or hospitalization, and cost of care.

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Gerard J. Criner, MD, FCCP, is interviewed by journal CHEST® Podcast Editor, D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, on CHEST/CTS guidelines for the prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD.



Developing new airway disorders guidelines

CHEST develops trustworthy, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chest disease states with the help of CHEST members, volunteers, leaders, and staff. Help create high-quality, relevant airway disorders guidelines.