Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers those long-term lung conditions which are characterized by shortness of breath, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma, and which aren’t fully reversible. World COPD Day is observed each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the symptoms, risk factors and, treatment for COPD – and is a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.
Related Evidently Cochrane blog posts:
- 3 things to help people with COPD keep well and keep out of the hospital
- New evidence on antibiotics for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – with some bits missing
- Nutritional support may be useful for people with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Still being sexual in chronic illness