Treatable traits in COPD patients

Minerva Med. 2022 Jun;113(3):449-459. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4806.22.08001-6. Epub 2022 Feb 14.


There is no justification for a therapeutic nihilism in clinical practice because current management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) of the patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to treatable traits is effective in decreasing their respiratory symptoms, increasing their exercise tolerance and capacity, improving their quality of life, preventing (and treating) many of their exacerbations and decreasing their mortality.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive* / diagnosis
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive* / therapy
  • Quality of Life*