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COPD is 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. and 4th
leading cause of death worldwide
PHILADELPHIA, August 2, 2011 -- The American College of
Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP),
American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society
(ERS) today released a joint clinical practice guideline on
diagnosing and treating stable chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD) in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's
flagship journal. ACP convened the four organizations, which
represent more than 170,000 physicians from around the world, to
develop the joint guideline.
"This clinical practice guideline aims to help clinicians to
diagnose and manage stable COPD, prevent and treat exacerbations,
reduce hospitalizations and deaths, and improve the quality of life
of patients with COPD," said lead author Amir Qaseem, MD, FACP,
PhD, Director of Clinical Policy, American College of Physicians.
"It is important for patients with COPD to stop smoking and for
physicians to help their patients to quit smoking."
COPD occurs predominantly in cigarette smokers. COPD symptoms
include chronic cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, or
significant activity limitation.
The clinical practice guideline includes the following
The following resources are available on the website of
Annals of Internal Medicine:
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical
specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in
the United States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine
physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical
students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and
treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
The ACCP represents 18,200 members who provide patient care in
the areas of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in the
United States and throughout the world. The mission of the ACCP is
to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest
diseases through education, communication, and research. For more
information about the ACCP, please visit the ACCP Web site at
The mission of the ATS is to improve health worldwide by
advancing research, clinical care and public health in respiratory
disease, critical illness and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 as
the American Sanatorium Association to prevent, control and treat
tuberculosis, the association was renamed the American Thoracic
Society in 1960. Today, the Society provides educational, research,
clinical and advocacy support for 15,000 physician, research
scientist and allied health professional members who work around
the globe. For more information, visit www.thoracic.org.
ERS is the leading professional organization in its field in
Europe. It is broad-based, with some 11,000 members in over 100
countries. Its scope covers both basic science and clinical