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Nihon Rinsho. 2011 Oct;69(10):1729-34.

[Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 3rd edition].

[Article in Japanese]

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First Department of Medicine, Tokyo Women's Medical University.


The third edition of COPD guidelines of the Japanese Respiratory Society can provide clinicians with practically applicable information covering all the main points such as definition, stage classification and severity, treatment and management, COPD with asthma, and clinical care system. The guidelines are clear and useful in the diagnosis and management for COPD as complex disease or syndrome.

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