oa Modern Medicine - Differentiating COPD and asthma: is it worth the effort?
|Article Title||Differentiating COPD and asthma: is it worth the effort?|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital, Bedford Park, Australia|
|Publication Date||Feb 2005|
|Pages||33 - 38|
|Keyword(s)||Asthma, COPD, CPD points, Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, Pulmonology and Treatment|
The treatments of COPD and asthma were previously centred on symptom relief using bronchodilators. Increased understanding of the two conditions has led to therapy becoming much more condition-specific, and the two conditions should be differentiated to enable best treatment.
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