World COPD Day-2013

COPD – Preparing Indian Guidelines

Forming Indian Guidelines for Treating COPD patients Dr. Dheeraj Gupta Although numerous evidence-based guidelines are available for the diagnosis and management of COPD with recent updates Globally; there are differences in the overall types of cases, risk factors, disease prevalence and health-care infrastructure in India, which makes it important to have our own guidelines for …

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COPD – Definition

DEFINITION OF COPD P.S. Shankar MD, FRCP (Lond), FAMS, DSc(Gul), DSc(NTR), DSc(RGUHS) Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore, Karnataka Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem associated with long-term exposure to toxic particles or gases, most often related to cigarette smoking. Even though there have been …

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From Editor’s Desk – Dr. Sabir COPD 2014

Dr. M.Sabir,MD Editor, Public Forum President Elect-2012-13, Indian Chest Society Dear friends, Today is ‘World COPD Day’. It is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world. World COPD Day was first held in 2002 and every year over 50 …

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