Scientific Respiratory Symposium, Paris June 2010
Gavin Dalglish, Graham Priestley
Horizon Medical Publishing, Chichester, UK
Abstract: At a 2010 Respiratory Symposium in Paris, chaired by Professors Bousquet and Roche of the University of Paris, recent trends in research, therapy and treatment guidelines for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were reviewed and discussed by a faculty of expert European and US respiratory physicians. This article reviews five key clinical presentations with particular emphasis given to the importance of small airways in the pathology and treatment of asthma and COPD. Further analysis of the economics of treatment in Europe and the US shows a wide variance in direct and indirect costs.
Keywords: COPD, asthma, small airways, real-life clinical practice
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