Features which can change natural history of COPD patient? (AIIMS May 2010)
|B||Oxygen therapy in chronically hypoxemic patients|
|C||Lung volume reduction surgery in patient with severe emphysema|
|D||All of the above|
All of the above
1). Mild Antimuscarinic eg ipratropium or beta 2-agonist inhalation.
2). Moderate Regular ipratropium or long-acting inhaled beta 2-agonist (salmeterol) + inhaled steroid (fluticasone)
3). Severe Combination therapy with regular short-acting beta 2-agonist and anticholinergic.
The only three interventions that influence the natural history of COPD patients
1). Smoking cessation
2). Oxygen therapy in chronically hypoxemic patients
3). Lung volume reduction surgery (in selected patients with severe emphysema)