What is COPD? It stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it typically describes two conditions: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some people suffer from just one of these conditions, but most people with COPD have both—and both can seriously affect your lungs. In fact, COPD is one of the most
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Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have developed two new ways to identify candidates who are at risk for complications following hip and knee replacement surgery.
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The main diagnostic tools for COPD are pulmonary function tests. These tests, which are also used to diagnose asthma (see page 45) and many other lung diseases, measure the ability of the lungs to hold air, to move air in and out, and to move oxygen into the blood.