The clinicians perspective: Moving away from therapeutic nihilism in COPD
By Frits Franssen
10 May 2017
Living with advanced COPD in 2002 While in training to become a respiratory physician, a 57 year old formerly smoking man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic respiratory failure frequently visited my outpatient clinic in Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC), the Netherlands. Despite regular treatment with a long-acting beta2-agonist and short-acting bronchodilators ...