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Updated Severity Stages for Airflow Limitation in COPD

Purpose:

To grade the severity airflow limitation for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using updated GOLD criteria.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J40, J41, J42, J43, J44, J47

Description:

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) grades severity of airflow limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), based on spirometric findings.

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