Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Med Clin North Am. 2019 May;103(3):517-526

Authors: Sorathia L

Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is characterized by high morbidity and mortality. Patients with COPD and their families experience a range of stresses and suffering from a variety of sources throughout the disease's progression. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the world. It exists as a significant contributor to global morbidity and mortality, and it results in substantial economic and social burden. This review provides some key facts regarding disease burden and encourages clinician to familiarize themselves and use both conventional and palliative approach early in the disease progression for a better quality of life.

PMID: 30955518 [PubMed - in process]

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