Treatment of Stable COPD

Stephen I. Rennard, William Pease, Peter J. Barnes

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I. Introduction The medications used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are reviewed in detail in other chapters in this volume (chaps. 6 and 7). Effective management of the patient with COPD, however, requires implementation of an overall disease management strategy that integrates these medications with nonpharmacologic interventions as well as the treatment of concurrent conditions, which are frequently present in COPD patients. Currently available medications that treat COPD can improve patient well-being and prognosis in important ways. Unfortunately, the available therapies are often underused and when prescribed are often not used in ways that optimize their effectiveness. The current chapter will review the strategies of COPD management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781420070019
ISBN (Print)9781420070002
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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