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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: More than meets the eye


Center for Comprehensive Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Umur Hatipoglu
Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue/A-90, Cleveland, Ohio 44195
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_193_17

PMID: 29387249

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major health problem which had not received the attention commensurate with the magnitude of its global burden. This is finally changing with the help of a vibrant community of health-care professionals, public officials, and academic researchers. Advances in characterization of the disease, treatment options, imaging modalities, and better understanding of the comorbidities promise to revolutionize how the disease is managed. COPD should no longer augur despair among physicians and patients.


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