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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that can cause coughing wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD, however, up to 25 percent of people with the condition have never smoked. Long-term exposure to lung irritants—such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dusts—also may contribute to COPD. A rare genetic condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency can also cause the disease. For many Veterans, combat deployments exposed them to potentially toxic lung irritants, and VA conducts research to improve care for those Veterans coping with COPD.

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Citations

(5 of more than 274 COPD focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 16 COPD focused publication briefs)


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Studies

( 5 of more than 50 COPD focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 19-081 Electronic Proactive Outreach for Smokers with COPD: Engaging patients to quit Melzer, Anne 2020-08-01
CDA 16-158 Improving Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork for Veterans with COPD: Mixed Methods Study Rinne, Seppo 2019-01-01
IIR 17-263 post-REcovery LIbEration From Oxygen in Exacerbated COPD (RELIEF) Feemster, Laura 2018-07-01
IIR 14-346 Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life in CHF and COPD Bekelman, David 2016-07-01
IIR 14-060 Understanding Patient Management of COPD Exacerbations Fan, Vincent 2016-05-01

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "COPD" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/9/2018 Phenotyping Physiologic Measurement of Lung Function in the VA EHR Using Automated Tools Akgün, Kathleen  
12/7/2017 De-implementing inhaled corticosteroids to improve quality and safety for patients with mild-to-moderate COPD: Mixed-methods findings of primary-care providers’ perspectives Helfrich, Christian  
Stryczek, Krysttel  
METRIC IV Overview of "Development, Validity and Responsiveness of Clinical COPD Questionnaire” Teal, Cayla  

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Other Resources

  • The VA and DoD agree on a common set of practice guidelines for a specific group of health conditions, including COPD. Learn more about those guidelines here.
  • Learn more about research on the relationship between exposure to dioxin and COPD.
  • Access the Veterans Health Library to find out more information about COPD or other health conditions.

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