The two major diseases in this category are emphysema and chronic bronchitis, both covered in this report. The third, less common disease, is obstructive.
This is because emphysema is really an anatomic diagnosis, and the CT scan gives a good .. There is no "right dose" of prednisone for a COPD exacerbation.
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