Turkish Thoracic Journal
Review

Updates in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for the Year 2014

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Department of Pulmonology, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

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Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye

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Department of Pulmonology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye

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Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Pulmonology, İstanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Pulmonology, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonology, Uludağ University, Faculty of Medicine, Pulmonology, Bursa, Turkey

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National Heart and Lung Institute, Airway Disease, Airway Disease, London, England

Turk Thorac J 2015; 16: 86-96
DOI: 10.5152/ttd.2015.4555
Read: 42 Downloads: 3 Published: 18 July 2019

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Research conducted over the past decade has contributed much to our current knowledge of the pathogenesis and treatment of COPD. Additionally, an evolving literature has recently accumulated information about the management of COPD and also about exacerbations. This article reviews a concise summary on the updates in COPD including 1) new pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic targets, 2) management of patients in Group B, C and D according to GOLD 2014 report; 3) prevention and management of exacerbation; 4) monitoring of natural history; and 5) essential but usually forgotten parts of the management.

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