World Trade Center Health Program best practices for diagnosing and treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Arch Environ Occup Health. 2022 Nov 15;1-3. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2022.2146040. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

World Trade Center exposures may have the potential to cause or aggravate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The WTC Health Program covers the entire range of clinical services for COPD, following the 2021 diagnostic and treatment guidelines of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).

Keywords: 2001; Chronic bronchitis; World Trade Center Attack; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; occupational lung disease; smoke inhalation injury.