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Special Issue "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Updates in Lung Health"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001, USA
Interests: experimental psychology; respiratory physiology; pulmonary medicine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States; the World Health Organization estimates that COPD caused 5% of all deaths globally in 2015. An estimated 16 million people are currently diagnosed with COPD in the United States—with many additional cases going undetected - placing substantial burden on individuals and their families, as well as health care systems at both local and national levels. The aim of this Special Issue is to address—through original research articles and brief reviews—developments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD as evidenced in recent national and international initiatives and guidelines. Additionally, we invite original research articles and brief reviews from colleagues that intersect with the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020 including: Attaining high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death; achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups; create social and physical environments that promote good health for all; and promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Harver
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roy A. Pleasants II
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome
- COPD National Action Plan
- Diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD
- Evidence-based clinical practice
- Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
- Health disparities
- Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
- Indoor and outdoor air pollution
- International classification of functioning, disability, and health
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Quality of life
- Tobacco cessation and prevention