Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Strategic aspects of treatment

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The article characterizes current strategy of treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), contains epidemiological data, draws attention to various phenotypes of COPD which determine individual approach to therapy. Individual treatment programs must consider stage of the disease, its progression, comorbid pathology. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment methods are outlined. It is important to give therapists advanced training in COPD diagnosis and treatment.

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Evgeniy Ivanovich Shmelev

E I Shmelev

Central Research Institute of Tuberculosis of RAMS, Moscow

Central Research Institute of Tuberculosis of RAMS, Moscow

Copyright (c) 2011 Shmelev E.I., Shmelev E.I.

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