COPD- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

copd

COPD is a common respiratory condition involving the airways and characterized by airflow limitation. Several features of COPD patients identify individuals with different prognoses and/or responses to treatment. Whether these features identify separate “phenotypes” of COPD or reflect disease severity remains unclear. However, evaluation of these features can help guide clinical management, and their use in classification of patients is now recommended

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