respiratory
COPD

A hitchhiker’s guide to COPD


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a global epidemic afflicting 200–300 million people worldwide and causing deaths and suffering for millions of people each year.[1] The greatest burden of COPD is found in Asia, which has the highest age-adjusted mortality rate anywhere in the world. Shockingly, in 2010, 76% of all COPD deaths occurred in ...

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