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Ugeskr Laeger. 2013 Apr 15;175(16):1105-8.

[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

[Article in Danish]

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  • Afdeling for Social Medicin, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidensskab, Københavns Universitet Hvidovre Hospital, Øster Farigmagsgade 5, 1014 København K, Denmark. peter.lange@sund.ku.dk

Abstract

The new version of the GOLD document on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), introduces a profound change in the stratification of the patients. In addition to the level of forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), the new stratification also includes the level of daily symptoms, in particular dyspnoea, and the history of exacerbations. This review describes this stratification and the treatment of stable COPD according to the GOLD document. It focuses on early diagnosis, smoking cessation, rehabilitation and medical treatment.

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