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A Review of the GOLD Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With COPD: Sidebar: Review Criteria


Sidebar: Review Criteria

Key information from the GOLD guidelines (2006) was selected for this review, often chosen from headings and subheadings designated within the guidelines. Additional supporting information was obtained from primary or review manuscripts found during a PubMed subject search for relevant material.

Message for the Clinic

National COPD guidelines compiled by an expert panel provide up-to-date information for the practicing physician to understand and treat COPD. Compliance with these guidelines may improve clinical outcomes for COPD patients.


Editorial assistance was provided by Erin Scott, PhD.

Funding Information

This assistance was funded by Schering-Plough.

Reprint Address

Leonard Fromer, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 15525 Hamner Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077, USA; Tel.: + 1 310 383 8168; Fax: + 1 310 471 5392; Email:[email protected]

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