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Prevent Emphysema Now!

Information for Physicians on the Diagnosis and Treatment of COPD

Introduction
Making the Diagnosis of COPD
How to Test for Emphysema
Who Should Be Treated
Suggested Treatment Emphysema
Other Therapy for Emphysema
References
Resources
Appendix A
Pulmonary Function Reimbursement (as of 6/03)
Sponsors
 


References

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