Think COPDifferently

Although clinical management of COPD has substantially improved in recent years, there are still numerous unmet needs when it comes to managing COPD. Despite advances in therapeutic options, needs have been recognized in areas such as symptom control, prevention of exacerbations, effective diagnosis and disease prevention.1

Current therapeutic options are mainly limited to symptomatic treatment, and there is increasing attention being paid to the inflammatory component of COPD in the airways and lung parenchyma. The underlying chronic inflammation plays a central role in the progression of the disease. With a better understanding of this COPD-specific inflammation, we have a fresh opportunity to identify new and different approaches to treatments – thinking COPDifferently.

Reference

  1. Calverley PMA. COPD: what is the unmet need? Br J Pharmacol 2008;155:487-93.

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