Special Issue "Current Perspectives in Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Despite considerable progress over the past several decades, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to be a major public health problem and a challenge for physicians in the 21st century. Despite recent trends in reducing standardized rates of COPD mortality and some recent successes in anti-smoking efforts in several Western countries, the overall demographic impact of aging on a rapidly expanding global population and other factors such as high rates of smoking and air pollution ensure that COPD will continue to pose a growing problem for years to come.
Furthermore, COPD represents a major problem for clinicians. The advancement of scientific knowledge and the availability of new therapeutic and diagnostic tools make the management of the disease more complex, with progressively more focused approaches towards the implementation of a more personalized medicine. In this way, the different documents providing recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of COPD establish approach strategies that are not always parallel, which is a real challenge for clinicians. As a consequence, the needs of healthcare units dedicated to providing health care for patients with COPD have increased in recent decades, without being accompanied by a proportional increase in resources.
As a consequence, COPD is currently in the spotlight, as its high prevalence, morbidity, and mortality create formidable challenges for health systems, with a number of clinical challenges. In this Special Issue, we want to look for initiatives, original research studies, and reviews that provide added value to the knowledge of clinicians on the management of COPD, from epidemiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic points of view, that help clinicians to move towards a more personalized medicine in the management of COPD.
Dr. José Luis López-Campos
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- Non-pharmacological management
- Pharmacological therapies
- Personalized medicine
- Clinical phenotypes
- Treatable traits