Reference : Les exacerbations dans la BPCO: un fardeau a reduire
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Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7906
Les exacerbations dans la BPCO: un fardeau a reduire
French
[en] Exacerbations in Copd: A Burden to Curtail
Corhay, Jean-Louis mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Pneumologie-Allergologie > > >]
Nguyen Dang, Delphine mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Pneumologie-Allergologie >]
Louis, Renaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Pneumologie - Allergologie]
Oct-2006
Revue Médicale de Liège
61
10
691-6
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0370-629X
[en] Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) play a very important role. Unfortunately they were neglected a long time in the therapeutic tests. However exacerbations influence the decline of the respiratory function over time, cause important deterioration of the quality of life of the patients, increase morbidity and mortality of COPD, and finally represent a burden for health care. Reducing the number of exacerbations could potentially slow down the progression of the disease. Thus the prevention of exacerbations should be the "corner stone" of the maintenance treatment of the COPD. In this review we propose to recall the importance of exacerbations in COPD and to present the treatment which have been shown to reduce exacerbation rate in COPD.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7906
http://www.rmlg.ulg.ac.be/index.php?page=listeArt?date=2006%20Oct&langue=FR

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