South African Thoracic Society

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The Basics of COPD Module 4: Acute Exacerbations of COPD

The Basics of COPD Module 4: Acute Exacerbations of COPD Acute exacerbations of COPD, or ‘Lung Attacks”, are critical clinical events for COPD patients. We review its definition, classification, management at primary care, management in hospital including high care and ICU.

The Basics of COPD Module 1: What is COPD?

The Basics of COPD Module 1: What is COPD? We revisit current thinking about the basics of COPD with up to date references. Module 1 entitled “What is COPD?” shares the current definition, aetiology, risk factors, common comorbidities, pathophysiology and how to support patient management adherence. 

GSK EducAir Training Series Module 1: Addressing the unmet need in COPD using Treatable Traits

GSK EducAir Training Series Module 1: Addressing the unmet need in COPD using Treatable Traits COPD patients have many unmet clinical needs in South Africa today. Module 1 shares the treatable traits approach which helps reduce symptom burden in patients and reduce the risk of future acute exacerbations or lung attacks. Please note that this …

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GSK EducAir Training Series Module 2: Early optimization of treatment in patients with COPD

GSK EducAir Training Series Module 2: Early optimization of treatment in patients with COPD Often clinicians consult patients living with COPD after the disease has progressed to cause significant morbidity. Module 2 expands on the treatable traits approach, explaining options available to patients for optimal treatment early in their COPD disease course and the benefits …

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GSK EducAir Training Series Module 3: Case studies in the management of COPD

GSK EducAir Training Series Module 3: Case studies in the management of COPD COPD patients who remain symptomatic on current treatment can be a challenge. Module 3 presents case studies assisting in understanding when and how to escalate treatment in COPD patients who are still symptomatic on treatment. Please note that this learning module is …

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GSK EducAir Training Series Module 4: The unmet need of reducing the risk of mortality in patients with COPD

GSK EducAir Training Series Module 4: The unmet need of reducing the risk of mortality in patients with COPD Globally, COPD is the third leading cause of death. Module 4 looks at survival outcomes in major COPD studies. Treatment interventions in clinical trials in which mortality of COPD patients was studied as an outcome measure …

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