Sunday, January 29, 2017

Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD (GOLD) 2017 Report published in Blue Journal

This Executive Summary of the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD (GOLD) 2017 Report focuses primarily on the revised and novel parts of the document. 
http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201701-0218PP
The most significant changes include: 
i) the assessment of COPD has been refined to separate the spirometric assessment from symptom evaluation. ABCD groups are now proposed to be derived exclusively from patient symptoms and their history of exacerbations; 
ii) for each of the groups A to D, escalation strategies for pharmacological treatments are proposed; 
iii) the concept of de-escalation of therapy is introduced in the treatment assessment scheme; 
iv) nonpharmacologic therapies are comprehensively presented and; 
v) the importance of comorbid conditions in managing COPD is reviewed. 
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