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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD, exacerbation and self-management: a literature review

COPD prevalence is also associated with socioeconomic deprivation and high-risk occupational industrial areas, and environmental and metabolic risk factors have the highest impact on disease...

Diagnosing COPD in general practice

Long-term exposure to risk factors such as tobacco smoking – the most common cause of COPD – and symptoms caused by progressive lung damage are often present before individuals seek a diagnosis. The...

Increasing physical activity in people with COPD

The fundamental mechanisms of physical inactivity in COPD are poorly understood, with a number of published theories available (Barnes and Celli, 2009; Troosters et al, 2013). One widely accepted...

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