Does a protocol-based screening for commonly occurring comorbid conditions in patients with COPD (eg. CAD, CHF, depression, sleep apnea) improve management and outcomes for patients with COPD?
Goal 3: Advance Translational Research
What is the effectiveness of guideline recommendations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care in patients with multimorbidity, including angina, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and osteoporosis, vs. patients without these conditions?
How should providers coordinate management strategies and treatment goals in patients with COPD and other co-existing chronic diseases?
The development of systematic evidence reviews (SER) that provide the evidence that partner organizations can use to develop an integrated clinical practice guideline for use by primary care providers for the treatment of patients with single and multiple conditions for the primary and secondary prevention of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (heart, lung, blood, sleep) diseases.
What is the impact of age, gender, and comorbidities on pathophysiology and treatment of total body ischemia and reperfusion, and how should therapies be modified accordingly?