How I would manage a man with COPD who has few symptoms and is at low risk of an exacerbation: A primary care perspective from Australia

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Abstract

Clinical scenario
At a routine medical examination a 44 year-old bricklayer who has smoked 20 cigarettes a day since his mid-teens admits that recently he has been more breathless than usual on heavy work. After an episode of bronchitis last winter he attended for spirometry which confirmed moderate COPD with an FEV1/FVC ratio of 0.65 and a post-bronchodilator FEV1 of 78% predicted. He was offered smoking cessation advice but did not attend the follow-up appointments offered. He is on no medication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-443
Number of pages2
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Bronchitis
Bronchodilator Agents
Spirometry
Smoking Cessation
Tobacco Products
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Primary Health Care
Appointments and Schedules

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