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The effects of the weather on COPD

Publication date: Monday, 01 June 2009

Those of us working with patients suffering from COPD know anecdotally that cold weather directly impacts exacerbation rates and hospital admissions in the same way as thunderstorms affect those with asthma (see BJPCN Vol 1, Issue 2, March 2007). This article explores the links between COPD and weather patterns. You may not want to be thinking about the winter but action now should give time to put preventive systems in place to help at-risk patients before the cold weather appears again.
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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1, Number 1, BJPCN Online 2004

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