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“What are my chances of developing COPD if one of my parents has the disease?”

“What are my chances of developing COPD if one of my parents has the disease?” A systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence of co-occurrence of COPD diagnosis in parents and offspring Authors Li LSK, Paquet C, Johnston K, Williams MT Published International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 24 January […]


Study Predicts COPD Epidemic in 20 Years, Potentially Overwhelming Healthcare Systems

Abstract COPD is currently one of the leading causes of hospitalizations in industrialized countries. The future burden of COPD is uncertain as the trends in the prevalence of the main risk factors for COPD, namely cigarette smoking and population aging, are moving in opposite directions in many jurisdictions. Here, we […]


The disease burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Greece

This survey provides insightful data regarding the impact of COPD on Greek patients’ everyday life, psychology, and productivity, revealing the increased individual morbidity and the significant burden of this condition on society. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2016 Volume 2016:11(1) Pages 2179—2189 Authors Kourlaba G, Hillas G, Vassilakopoulos T, […]