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Effect of treatments on the progression of COPD: report of a workshop held in Leuven, 11-12 March 2004

Decramer, M; Gosselink, R; Bartsch, P; Löfdahl, Claes-Göran LU ; Vincken, W; Dekhuijzen, R; Vestbo, J; Pauwels, R; Naeije, R and Troosters, T (2005) In Thorax 60(4). p.343-349
Abstract
During the last decade several long term studies of interventions in patients with COPD have been published. This review analyses the potential of these interventions to alter the progression of the condition. The only treatment that has unequivocally been shown to reduce the rate of decline in FEV(1) is smoking cessation. Active psychological intervention in combination with pharmacotherapy is required. Other treatments may have an effect on the rate of decline in FEV(1) but this appears to be very small, at most. Several treatments affect the exacerbation rate and therefore might affect the progression of the disease. Further studies are warranted to examine this effect.
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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, progression, smoking cessation, treatment, rehabilitation
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Thorax
volume
60
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4
pages
343 - 349
publisher
BMJ Publishing Group
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  • pmid:15790992
  • scopus:20144389519
ISSN
1468-3296
DOI
10.1136/thx.2004.028720
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English
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403e797f-7544-45a1-9b88-214270dbdb9b (old id 1133438)
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  abstract     = {During the last decade several long term studies of interventions in patients with COPD have been published. This review analyses the potential of these interventions to alter the progression of the condition. The only treatment that has unequivocally been shown to reduce the rate of decline in FEV(1) is smoking cessation. Active psychological intervention in combination with pharmacotherapy is required. Other treatments may have an effect on the rate of decline in FEV(1) but this appears to be very small, at most. Several treatments affect the exacerbation rate and therefore might affect the progression of the disease. Further studies are warranted to examine this effect.},
  author       = {Decramer, M and Gosselink, R and Bartsch, P and Löfdahl, Claes-Göran and Vincken, W and Dekhuijzen, R and Vestbo, J and Pauwels, R and Naeije, R and Troosters, T},
  issn         = {1468-3296},
  keyword      = {chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,progression,smoking cessation,treatment,rehabilitation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {343--349},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {Thorax},
  title        = {Effect of treatments on the progression of COPD: report of a workshop held in Leuven, 11-12 March 2004},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thx.2004.028720},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2005},
}