Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD - Episode 4
The MD Magazine Peer Exchange “Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD Therapy” features a panel of physician experts discussing key topics in COPD therapy, including risk factors, personalized treatment, preventive measures, new combination therapies, and more.
This Peer Exchange is moderated by Peter Salgo, MD, professor of medicine and anesthesiology at Columbia University and an associate director of surgical intensive care at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
The panelists are:
With so many pharmacotherapeutic options to treat COPD, making treatment decisions can be daunting. Complicating it further, there are multiple phenotypes of COPD, leading to heterogeneity across patients, as well as variable severity.
Polypharmacy might be warranted, said Hanania, because it can involve vocal constriction and bronchospasm, but also inflammation.