Current Treatment

COPD management involves treatment of stable disease and of exacerbations.1

Consider the treatment options available for COPD and get helpful information on how COPD is managed. Learn more about the unmet needs of COPD and why research into novel therapies is so important.

  • Chronic stable disease – drug therapy
    Treatment of chronic stable COPD aims to prevent exacerbations and improve lung and physical function through a combination of drug and non-drug therapy options.1 Learn more about the range of drug therapies currently used in the treatment of COPD.
  • Chronic stable disease – non-drug therapy
    Learn more about the range of non-drug therapies currently used in the treatment of COPD such as oxygen therapy, smoking cessation, exercise, enhancement of nutrition, and pulmonary rehabilitation.1
  • Treatment of acute exacerbations
    Treatment of acute COPD exacerbations aims to minimize the impact of the current exacerbation and to prevent the occurrence of subsequent exacerbations.1 Learn more about the current approach to the treatment of exacerbations.
  • The unmet needs in COPD
    Currently, no existing medications for patients with COPD have been shown to alter the decline in lung function.1 Many of the current anti-inflammatory medications used to treat COPD do not reduce neutrophil-mediated inflammation.2  Learn more about the unmet needs in COPD.

References
  1. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD): Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD. 2011. www.goldcopd.org
  2. Cox G. Glucocorticoid treatment inhibits apoptosis in human neutrophils. J Immunol 1995;154:4719-25.

 

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