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Title: World COPD Conference


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World Conference on COPD Patients
María Victorina López Varela University of
Montevideo Hospital Maciel Uruguay
Rome, June 2009
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
PROYECTO LATINOAMERICANO DE INVESTIGACION EN
OBSTRUCCION PULMONAR
Cross-sectional multi-site study 5 LA
cities Population-based Adults 40 years
old 5571questionnaires 5315 spirometries post
BD 758 COPD
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
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COPD The Latin American Perspective
What are we doing ?
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Conference Summary Global Mandate
GOALS
Presenting take-home-messages from
workshops Initiating new campaigns on Increasing
awareness (diagnosis, disease, treatment) Smoking
as a major cause Smoking bans in
public Introducing the four letter abbreviation
COPD to the public White Paper Summarizing the
findings of this congress and further actions,
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Conference Summary Global Mandate
AWARENESS
  • Should be first step to fight COPD
  • Is low among public and physicians in most
    regions of the world
  • Public campaigns and events to inform about COPD
    have been successfully performed
  • Must be globally improved by government,
    health-care givers, patient organizations,

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Conference Summary Global Mandate
SMOKING PREVENTION
Tobacco smoking is linked to COPD
  • Tobacco smoking is one major cause to develop
    COPD
  • Anti-smoking-campaigns and smoking bans are
    needed to fight COPD
  • There are wide regions globally where smoking is
    increasing and not
  • banned
  • Public smoking bans can positive influence
    smokers habit
  • Smoking cessation can be achieved

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Conference Summary Global Mandate
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Regions with
  • Lack of diagnosis
  • Lack of availability or unaffordability of
    treatment

Prevention of COPD and screening measures to
better diagnose disease should be emphasized
Treatment has to be provided by government in
areas, where medication is not available or too
expensive for patients.
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