This Pocket Guide has been developed from the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD (2020 Report), which aims to provide a non-biased review of the current evidence for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD that can aid the clinician.What are the 2021 Gold Guidelines for COPD?
This review will summarize the updated 2021 GOLD guidelines for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of COPD. 1 COPD is diagnosed through a combination of spirometry and medical history, including symptom history and presence of risk factors. Spirometry is a noninvasive, readily available, objective measure of airflow limitation.What are the Gold Guidelines for postbronchodilators?
The GOLD guidelines classify patients into four different categories: GOLD 1 (mild), GOLD 2 (moderate), GOLD 3 (severe), or GOLD 4 (very severe) based on their level of airflow limitation. This is assessed by evaluating a postbronchodilator FEV 1 /FVC.What are the Global Initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease (GOLD) guidelines?
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines classify a patient’s COPD and provide recommendations for first-line treatment. The 2021 update included information regarding the use of e-cigarettes as nicotine replacement, triple therapy, and how the SARS-CoV-2 virus impacted patients with COPD.