Access key guidelines on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis, management, and prevention, as developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Includes information on how to:
· Assess and monitor COPD in various settings
· Reduce the risk of developing COPD and slow its progression
· Manage stable COPD and acute COPD exacerbation
Get free publications upon which the program is based and other resources from the GOLD Web site at (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/gold.htm).
The program size is 106 KB. May be freely reproduced and distributed without further permission, without alteration. Please credit NHLBI and GOLD.