Introduction and epidemiology of COPD
This module provides an introduction to COPD, including:
- the epidemiology of COPD globally and in the UK,
- COPD risk factors, and
- clinical signs and symptoms, including exacerbations
No advice given in this module is intended to be a substitute for your own professional judgment in the clinical management of your patients.
Which of these could be an influential factor in disease development progression?
That’s right. All of these can be an influential factor in disease development progression.
Not quite. All the factors listed can be an influential factor in disease development progression.
Tobacco smoking is a risk factor in the development of COPD, but does not impact mortality rates.
That’s right. Tobacco smokers have higher rates of COPD mortality.
Not quite. Tobacco smokers have higher rates of COPD mortality, meaning the statement is false.
Which of these is an additional prognostic sign that may indicate severe COPD?
That's right. Weight loss, and anorexia, are additional signs that might indicate severe COPD.
Not quite. It's weight loss, not weight gain, that is an additional prognostic sign.
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