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Review paper
Published online: 2015-02-27
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The role of palliative medicine specialist in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Ewa Jassem, Iwona Damps-Konstańska
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2014;8(4):152-156.

open access

Vol 8, No 4 (2014)
Review articles
Published online: 2015-02-27

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a challenging medical issue. Percentage of patients with advanced stages is as high as 20%. In this group good quality of life and a good symptoms control is rarely obtained. Moreover risk of significant of both deterioration the course of the disease or death is high. In this context the inclusion of palliative medicine specialist to the therapeutic team might result in better symptom control, better end-of-life treatment planning and proper patients’ management in the terminal phase of COPD.

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a challenging medical issue. Percentage of patients with advanced stages is as high as 20%. In this group good quality of life and a good symptoms control is rarely obtained. Moreover risk of significant of both deterioration the course of the disease or death is high. In this context the inclusion of palliative medicine specialist to the therapeutic team might result in better symptom control, better end-of-life treatment planning and proper patients’ management in the terminal phase of COPD.

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Keywords

COPD exacerbation, dyspnea, COPD categories, opioids, risk of deterioration and risk of death

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Title

The role of palliative medicine specialist in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 8, No 4 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

152-156

Published online

2015-02-27

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2014;8(4):152-156.

Keywords

COPD exacerbation
dyspnea
COPD categories
opioids
risk of deterioration and risk of death

Authors

Ewa Jassem
Iwona Damps-Konstańska

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