Health Facts Plus: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Health Facts Plus: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

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''Smoker''s Cough'' Strong Predictor of Lung Disease (01/04/2007, HealthDay)

NHLBI and CMS Launch Large Study of Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD (11/20/2006, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

U.S. Lung Disease Care Not Measuring Up (11/20/2006, HealthDay)

Inhaled Corticosteroids Reduce Death in Patients with COPD (11/13/2006, American College of Chest Physicians)

Many COPD Patients Going Without Tests (10/27/2006, HealthDay)

More News on COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

From the National Institutes of Health

Breathing Better with COPD (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) - Links to PDF Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish JAMA Patient Page: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (American Medical Association) Also available in Spanish

Blood Gases Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Flexible Bronchoscopy (American College of Chest Physicians) - Links to PDF How Is COPD Diagnosed? (National Jewish Medical and Research Center) Pulmonary Function Tests in COPD (American Thoracic Society) - Requires Flash Player Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (National Jewish Medical and Research Center) Spirometry (National Lung Health Education Program)

Medication Therapy (National Jewish Medical and Research Center) Medicines Used to Treat COPD (American Thoracic Society) - Requires Flash Player Patient Instructions for Inhaled Devices (American College of Chest Physicians) Treating Asthma and Chronic Lung Disease--The Inhaled Steroids (Consumers Union of U.S.) Also available in Spanish

Nutritional Guidelines for People with COPD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

COPD Exercise Precautions (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Team Approach to Improving the Quality of Life (American College of Chest Physicians)

Coping with COPD: A Tutorial on Life Skills (National Jewish Medical and Research Center)

Controlled Coughing (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Diaphragmatic Breathing (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Also available in Spanish Home Oxygen Therapy (American Association for Respiratory Care) Living with Advanced Lung Disease: A Guide for Family Caregivers (Palliative Care Policy Center) - Large PDF file Oxygen Therapy (American Thoracic Society) - Requires Flash Player Pursed Lip Breathing (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Respiratory Home Health Care (American Association for Respiratory Care)

Around the Clock with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (American Lung Association) Barrel Chest: What Causes It? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Being Close: COPD and Intimacy (National Jewish Medical and Research Center) COPD and Mental Health: Tips on Maintaining a High Quality of Life (National Jewish Medical and Research Center) COPD Exercise and Activity Guidelines (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) COPD: Conserving Your Energy (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Preventing Respiratory Infection and Avoiding Irritants (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Supplemental Oxygen on Commercial Air Carriers (UpToDate) Traveling Tips for People with COPD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) When Asthma and COPD Coexist (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology)

ClinicalTrials.gov: Lung Diseases, Obstructive (National Institutes of Health) ClinicalTrials.gov: Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive (National Institutes of Health)

Interval versus Continuous High-Intensity Exercise for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (12/05/2006, American College of Physicians)

Atlas of the Body: The Respiratory System -- Structure Detail (American Medical Association) Lung - Anatomy (National Lung Health Education Program)

COPD Glossary of Terms (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

American College of Chest Physicians American Lung Association National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Lung Health Education Program

Facts about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (National Center for Environmental Health) FASTATS: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (National Center for Health Statistics)

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

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Date last updated: 05 January 2007 Topic last reviewed: 07 December 2006