COPD Treatment: Then, Now, and in the Future

Over the past few decades, knowledge of COPD has grown exponentially, including new approaches to treating the condition. Doctors now have more options beyond surgery and anticipate having even more in the future.

Over the past few decades, knowledge of COPD has grown exponentially, including new approaches to treating the condition. Doctors now have more options beyond surgery and anticipate having even more in the future.

At the 2014 American College of Chest Physicians Annual meeting in Austin, TX, Gerald Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, discussed some of these changes and looked ahead to possible treatments for patients with COPD in the future.