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dc.contributor.authorMorrow, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T15:50:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T15:50:33Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559070en
dc.descriptionThis article explores a new syndrome, ACoS – Asthma-CoPD overlap Syndrome and presents the new GiNA/GoLD Guidelines. The diagnosis and management of ACoS will be addressed with recommendations for onward referral should the patient’s condition warrant it. Asthma-CoPD overlap Syndrome (ACoS) is “characterised by persistent airfl ow obstruction with several features usually associated with asthma and several features associated with CoPD. ACoS is therefore identifi ed by the features that it shares with both asthma and CoPD”.1 ACoS occurs in people that have asthma, are over 40 and who smoke or non-smokers with long standing asthma who progress to CoPD. in 2014, GiNA & GoLD published a joint guidance on the diagnosis and management of ACoS.en
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dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectASTHMAen
dc.subjectCHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.subjectPRACTICE NURSINGen
dc.titleAsthma-COPD overlap syndrome: An overview of the new GINA/GOLD guidelinesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-26T22:04:56Z


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