Updates in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for the Year 2014


NAYCI S., ÇÖPLÜ L. , GÜRGÜN A., KÖKTÜRK N., POLATLI M., Sen E., ...More

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.16, no.2, pp.86-96, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2015.4555
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-96

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Research conducted over the past decade has contributed much to our current knowledge of the pathogenesis and treatment of COPD. Additionally, an evolving literature has recently accumulated information about the management of COPD and also about exacerbations. This article reviews a concise summary on the updates in COPD including 1) new pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic targets, 2) management of patients in Group B, C and D according to GOLD 2014 report; 3) prevention and management of exacerbation; 4) monitoring of natural history; and 5) essential but usually forgotten parts of the management.