Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

High cost, high risk and unclear benefits of current COPD care

Challenge the unspoken of high cost, high risk and unclear benefits of current COPD care

 

a. PRCT of lung transplantation vs. optimized medical care

b. Noninvasive ventilation for treatment of chronic severe respiratory failure

c. Chronic combined vs. de-escalation of chronic bronchodilator therapy to as needed for GOLD stages III-IV

d. Self management programs in COPD

e. Telemedicine in outpatient management of severe COPD

f. Hospitalization vs. hospital at home management of COPD exacerbations

g. Role of palliative care and palliative treatments in COPD

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