Impact of Co-morbidities on the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Am J Med. 2018 May 16;:
Authors: Garvey C, Criner GJ
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently exists alongside other chronic diseases. Co-morbidities can exert a significant influence on COPD disease course, affecting disease-related symptoms and increasing morbidity and mortality in patients. Studies indicate that management of co-morbid COPD can be improved by engaging in a multidisciplinary team-based approach. A collaborative effort from different disease specialists and healthcare professionals, together with disease self-management and management programs, could improve patient outcomes of co-morbid COPD.
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