When Breathing Ain't Easy: Interstitial Lung Disease and COPD
Human beings have understood the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for centuries. Dozens of medications and interventions have been approved and prescribed to combat these diseases, and treatments strategies have been developed that depend largely on severity of symptoms and disease staging. In this discussion, Dr. Devarajan will review the staging of COPD and how staging ties into optimal treatments. We will also spend some time reviewing useful prognostic scores, lung cancer screening practices in 2021, and the approach to the breathless patient.
Dr. Kumar will focus on the topic of essential basics of interstitial lung diseases for the community of physicians and other clinical healthcare professionals. This will include an overview of various types of interstitial lung diseases with brief discussion on clinical features and radiographic features that distinguish them from each other. This presentation will also highlight some of the newer therapies and advanced treatment options.
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Sunjay Devarajan, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Anupam Kumar, MD, FCCP: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Richard J. Hamill, MD (moderator): No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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