[Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 3rd edition]

Nihon Rinsho. 2011 Oct;69(10):1729-34.
[Article in Japanese]


The third edition of COPD guidelines of the Japanese Respiratory Society can provide clinicians with practically applicable information covering all the main points such as definition, stage classification and severity, treatment and management, COPD with asthma, and clinical care system. The guidelines are clear and useful in the diagnosis and management for COPD as complex disease or syndrome.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / diagnosis*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy*