Pulmonologist Dr. Fernando Martinez Hopes that a Simple Questionnaire Can Help Identify Patients with COPD who are Undiagnosed—and Improve Countless Lives Around the Globe

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide. And as the population ages, rates are rising: while there were an estimated 227 million cases in 1990, by 2010 that number had reached 384 million.

 

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