Mosavir Ansari, senior pulmonogist, sharing data of COPD
symptoms said that prevalence rate of COPD
related symptoms is 18.
In fact, COPD
overtook breast cancer as a cause of death for Canadian women in 2009, according to Statistics Canada figures, and since then COPD
deaths have climbed while breast cancer deaths have fallen.
It is expected that by 2020, COPD
would account for more than 6 Million deaths across the globe annually.
is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe.
has also been established as one of the risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Our results suggest that the long-term burden of COPD
could be reduced if children were not exposed to cigarette smoke," Johannessen said.
The study's findings will be discussed at the Gulf Thoracic Congress, on March 19, as part of a session on COPD
management which will include a presentation from international experts in respiratory medicine, Professor Mario Cazzola, Chief of the Respiratory Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Rome, Itlay.
The recognition of COPD
as a preventable and treatable disease with its own underlying pathological characteristics, treatment options and desired outcome makes the early and accurate diagnosis of COPD
essential for adequate patient management.
Already, women have surpassed men in COPD
mortality, said Dr.
Lead author Bernd Lamprecht, a pulmonologist at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, says this is the first population-based study to evaluate COPD
on the basis of measured postbronchodilator lung function, in combination with questionnaire data on occupational exposure.
It is well known that lung function in people with COPD
weakly correlates with exercise capacity.
PEACE Study, Preventive Effect on Acute Exacerbation of COPD
, a clinical trial conducted for Japanese and Chinese patients, was held between the April and October from 2005 to 2006.