Year in review 2014: COPD

Ruben D. Restrepo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations


Clinicians responsible for treating pulmonary disease often encounter challenges in the management of patients with COPD. This is due in part to the number of drugs now available to ameliorate COPD symptoms and the complexity of adhering to good disease management programs. Each aspect of treatment is a critical component in improving outcomes for these patients. The purpose of this article is to review some of the most significant findings regarding the treatment of COPD, with emphasis on disease management and pharmacotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1057-1060
Number of pages4
JournalRespiratory Care
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015



  • COPD exacerbation
  • Disease management
  • Exercise training
  • Inhaled therapy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Respiratory therapist-driven protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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