Schweregrade der COPD: Die beurteilung sollte umfassender werden

Translated title of the contribution: Severity of COPD - A broader prognostic assessment is necessary

M. Puhan

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Clinical manifestations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and progress of disease are heterogeneous. A single parameter such as lung function is insufficient to capture manifestations of COPD and to estimate the prognosis of patients. A number of additional parameters such as level of physical activity, cardiovascular co-morbidity or history of exacerbations should be considered. If a validated assessment including the most important prognostic parameters becomes available, COPD management could become more individualized and patient-centered than it currently is.

Translated title of the contributionSeverity of COPD - A broader prognostic assessment is necessary
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1901-1905
Number of pages5
Issue number48
StatePublished - Nov 28 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • COPD
  • Prognosis
  • Severity of disease
  • Systemic manifestations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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