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Title: COPD-X Australian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 2022 update.
Austin Authors: Dabscheck, Eli;George, Johnson;Hermann, Kelcie;McDonald, Christine F ;McDonald, Vanessa M;McNamara, Renae;O'Brien, Mearon;Smith, Brian;Zwar, Nicholas A;Yang, Ian A
Affiliation: Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane, QLD.
Austin Health
Centre for Healthy Lungs, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Sydney, NSW..
Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane, QLD.
Bendigo Health, Bendigo, VIC.
Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.. Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
Issue Date: 17-Oct-2022
Date: 2022
Publication information: The Medical Journal of Australia 2022; 217(8): 415-423
Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a treatable and preventable disease characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and chronic airflow limitation on spirometry. COPD is highly prevalent and is associated with exacerbations and comorbid conditions. "COPD-X" provides quarterly updates in COPD care and is published by the Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. The COPD-X guidelines (version 2.65) encompass 26 recommendations addressing: case finding and confirming diagnosis; optimising function; preventing deterioration; developing a plan of care; and managing an exacerbation. Both non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies are included within these recommendations, reflecting the importance of a holistic approach to clinical care for people living with COPD to delay disease progression, optimise quality of life and ensure best practice care in the community and hospital settings when managing exacerbations. Several of the new recommendations, if put into practice in the appropriate circumstances, and notwithstanding known variations in the social determinants of health, could improve quality of life and reduce exacerbations, hospitalisations and mortality for people living with COPD.
DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51708
ORCID: 0000-0001-6462-9121
Journal: The Medical Journal of Australia
PubMed URL: 36116098
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Guidelines as topic
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