What are the three subtypes of COPD?
Chronic obstructive asthma
What is the triad of COPD symptoms?
Sputum - 60mls max
What is the definition of COPD on spirometry (in terms of FEV/FVC and predicted FEV1)?
FER (FEV1/FVC) <0.7
< 80% predicted FEV1
What should you look for in a COPD patient on CXR?
Rapidly tapering vascular shadow
What are some important differentials for COPD?
What medications might be useful in COPD?
Short-acting beta-agonists (salbutamol)
Short-acting muscarinic antagonists (ipratropium bromide)
Long-acting beta-agonists (salmeterol)
Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (tiotropium bromide)
What non-pharmacological measures might be useful in COPD?
What are the indications for oxygen therapy?
Which bugs often cause infective exacerbations of COPD?
What dose of oral prednisolone is typically used in COPD exacerbations?
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