Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Gross pathology of a lung showing centrilobular-type emphysema characteristic of smoking. This close-up of the fixed, cut lung surface shows multiple cavities lined by heavy black carbon deposits.

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Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

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Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]; Mehrian Jafarizade, M.D [3]; Philip Marcus, M.D., M.P.H. [4]; Priyamvada Singh, MBBS [5]

see also: Chronic bronchitis

Synonyms and Keywords: COAD; COPD; chronic obstructive airways disease; chronic obstructive lung disease; chronic airflow limitation; chronic obstructive respiratory disease

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | Chest X Ray | CT | Echocardiography or Ultrasound | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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