Tartaglia Kimberly, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Tartaglia Kimberly

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) I. What every physician needs to know. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by emphysema or chronic bronchitis, is a progressive, inflammatory disease that results in airflow limitation with some combination of small airway obstruction and lung destruction. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in…

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