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BPCO : une maladie encore négligée

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 19, no. 840, p. 1627-1633
Publication date2023-09-06
Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous lung disorder with a complex clinical picture. The diagnosis may be difficult at times, as COPD may develop insidiously and remain unnoticed for a long time. Therefore, general practitioners play a central role in early detection of disease. Suspected COPD may be confirmed by further investigations in collaboration with a pulmonologist. The most recent GOLD guideline defines three COPD risk groups (A-B-E) which should guide the personalized treatment concept. General practitioners are crucial for implementing non-pharmacological measures such as smoking cessation, regular exercise, vaccinations, and patient self-management education. However, this also underlines the challenges to implement the GOLD recommendations in daily practice.

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Keywords
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Exercise
  • General Practitioners
  • Neglected Diseases
  • Pulmonologists
Citation (ISO format)
LEUPPI, Jörg D et al. BPCO : une maladie encore négligée. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2023, vol. 19, n° 840, p. 1627–1633. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.840.1627
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379
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