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COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United
ACP's Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP, deputy executive vice
and senior vice president for medical education and publishing
and Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, president, announce the launch
ACP's new COPD Portal at a press briefing at Internal Medicine
PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2009 -- The American College of
Physicians (ACP) today announced the ACP COPD (chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease) Portal. The Web site provides concise answers to
specific clinical and practice-management questions for internists,
other health care professionals, and patients and their
COPD -- typically a result of smoking -- is a serious disease
involving the airways and lung tissue that over time makes it
difficult to breathe. More than 12 million people are currently
diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million likely have the
disease and don't even know it.
"Our goals for the ACP COPD Portal," said Steven E. Weinberger,
MD, FACP, ACP's deputy executive vice president and senior vice
president for medical education and publishing, "are to increase
physician awareness of what constitutes high-quality,
evidence-based COPD care; increase awareness of the gap between
current practice and acceptable standards of care for COPD; and
provide information for affected patients to help them manage the
disease and any complications."
A comprehensive educational resource, the ACP COPD Portal is
updated weekly, providing physicians and patients with the latest
evidence-based guidance. Content includes relevant information from
a variety of sources, including ACP's Medical Knowledge
Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP), Annals of Internal Medicine,
ACP Internist, ACP Journal Club, and ACP's Physicians'
Information and Education Resource (PIER). Each resource within the
portal is identified with an icon. The home page features RSS-fed
The ACP COPD Portal is organized into two main areas: Patient
Resources, which includes a variety of tools and publications
designed specifically for patients and their families, and
Clinician Resources, which provides a rich and deep set of tools
and content designed for those involved in the care of patients
with COPD. Links within each section of each area allow physicians
and patients to move between related sections in each area.
Visitors can browse, search, and download information specific to
The Clinician Resources area is organized into three categories:
quality, practice issues, and clinical topics. The quality and
practice issues categories include information about chronic care
models, patient registry tutorials, electronic medical records, and
The Patient Resources area is organized into three categories:
prevention and diagnosis, managing the disease, and managing
complications. Patients can rate content, share comments, and
access multimedia information.
The COPD Portal is part of ACP's efforts to improve the
awareness, treatment, and control of COPD and to educate primary
care physicians on the evidence-based standards of care.
"COPD kills more than 120,000 Americans each year," said Dr.
Weinberger. "The best way to prevent COPD is to not start smoking
or to quit smoking before the disease develops."
The term COPD includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Physicians often use the broader term COPD, since affected patients
frequently have components of both conditions. The symptoms of COPD
range from chronic cough and wheezing to more severe symptoms such
as shortness of breath and significant activity limitation.
The ACP COPD Portal is supported through unrestricted
educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
and Pfizer, Inc.
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty
organization and the second-largest physician group in the United
States. ACP members include 126,000 internal medicine physicians
(internists), related subspecialists, and medical students.
Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of
illness in adults.