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A short presentation on COPD.
A short presentation on COPD.

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Published by: Charles S. Williams RRT, AE-C on Sep 28, 2009
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C.O.P.D.
Charles Williams RRT, AE-C
 
What is C.O.P.D.?
COPD is an acronym for Chronic ObstructivePulmonary Disease.It is generally applied to patients who show persistent airway obstruction and decreasedexpiratory flow rates.
 
What is C.O.P.D.?
COPD is the 4
th
leading cause of death inthe United States.
Approximately 14-16 million people in theU.S. are currently diagnosed with COPD.
COPD is the second leading cause of disability.
Men are 7x more likely to be diagnosedwith COPD than women.
Source: http://www.copd-international.com/library/statistics.htm

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This was very educating to me. I wish i could get a write up about DIC, Arterial Septal Defects, Aortic stenosis, by this same writer in same fashion. Thanks. Good job !
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