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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Joshua Benditt, MD

Department of Medicine

School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on currently accepted diagnostic criteria.
  • Use a logical algorithm for the stepwise treatment of patients with COPD.
  • Describe non-pharmacological techniques for treating COPD.

[From the Spring 2015 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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