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Dr. Frank Sciurba discusses strategies for diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss diagnosis and classification of COPD
  • Describe what other domains besides airflow obstruction are relevant to the treatment of COPD
  • Review COPD treatment options

Reading Resources:

  1. Bon J, Liao S, Tseng G, Sciurba FC. Considerations and pitfalls in phenotyping and reclassification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Transl Res. 2013 Oct;162(4):252-7.
  2. Cavaillès A, Brinchault-Rabin G, Dixmier A, Goupil F, Gut-Gobert C, Marchand-Adam S, Meurice JC, Morel H, Person-Tacnet C, Leroyer C, Diot P. Comorbidities of COPD. Eur Respir Rev. 2013 Dec 1;22(130):454-75.
  3. Dames KK, Lopes AJ, de Melo PL.Airflow pattern complexity during resting breathing in patients with COPD: Effect of airway obstruction. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Dec 12;192C:39-47.


Dr. Sciurba has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/13/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/13/2014 | Expires: 2/13/2015

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