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The term “early COPD” is being used to indicate the presence of initial manifestations of COPD, such as airflow obstruction, in younger individuals. Recent evidence points toward other causes of early decline of lung function beyond cigarette smoking. This session will discuss the specific clinical and pathologic hallmarks of early COPD.
Francesca Polverino, MD, PhD. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
"Understanding Early Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)"
January 2019 PODCAST
Today, Dr. Francesca Polverino sits down with Dr. Enid Neptune to discuss advances and controversies in our understanding of the pathogenesis of COPD, with a particular emphasis on early COPD. Dr. Polverino is Assistant Professor of Medicine and head of the translational COPD laboratory within the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at University of Arizona.