Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Asthma–COPD Overlap Syndrome 2015 Update

This week in NEJM was published review on asthma–COPD overlap syndrome!
Approximately 1 in 12 people worldwide are affected by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); once regarded as two distinct disease entities, these two conditions are now recognized as heterogeneous and often overlapping conditions. The term “asthma–COPD overlap syndrome” (ACOS) has been applied to the condition in which a person has clinical features of both asthma and COPD.
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