CME/CE: Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

CME/CE: Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome
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Charlie Strange, MD

Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

CharlieStrange, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he is a consultant for AstraZeneca.

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Charlie Strange, MD (click to view)

Charlie Strange, MD

Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

CharlieStrange, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he is a consultant for AstraZeneca.

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.
Readings & Resources (click to view)

Kumbhare S, Pleasants R, Ohar J, Strange C. Characteristics and prevalence of asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap in the United States. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13:803-810. Available at: www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201508-554OC?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed#.V6sz_fkrJpg.

Caillaud D, Chanez P, Escamilla R, et al. Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) versus “pure” COPD: a distinct phenotype? Allergy. 2016 Aug 9 [ePub ahead of print]. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/all.13004/abstract.

Putcha N, Wise R. Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome: nothing new under the sun. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2016;36:515-528.

Kitaguchi Y, Yasuo M, Hanaoka M. Comparison of pulmonary function in patients with COPD, asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, and asthma with airflow limitation. Int J Chron Obstrct Pulmon Dis. 2016;11:991-997.

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