Optimizing Maintenance Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Sanjay Sethi, MD


July 21, 2020

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is projected to be the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. Dr Sanjay Sethi, of Buffalo University, offers guidance to optimize treatment for COPD patients.

Current COPD management focuses on treatable traits, diversity of delivery systems, and smoking cessation. However, underestimation of the frequency of symptoms by both patient and practitioner upends the success of COPD treatment.

In this ReCAP, Dr Sethi reports on standards of therapy, recounts his personal experience in managing this disease, and highlights promising maintenance therapies in development.


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