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Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep 1;184(5):507-13. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201103-0405PP.

Current controversies and future perspectives in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona and Centro deInvestigación Biomèdica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias and Centro Internacional de Medicina Respiratoria Avanzada, Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain. alvar.agusti@clinic.ub.es

Abstract

Over the past decade there has been much research and interest in COPD. As a result, the understanding and management of the disease has improved significantly. Yet, there are many uncertainties and controversies that require further work. This review discusses these controversies and anticipates some of the changes that may occur in the near future in the field of COPD.

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21680951
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10.1164/rccm.201103-0405PP
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