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Awareness and Understanding about COPD PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Andrews   
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:53
Lungs and AlveoliChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), chronic airflow limitation (CAL), chronic obstructive respiratory disease (CORD), and chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) refers to chronic respiratory illness and abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function, associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age.

COPD is usually caused by toxic particles or gas, most commonly from tobacco smoking, which initiates an abnormal inflammatory response in the lung. The inflammatory reaction in The live casino software provider Evolution Gaming is certified by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. the airways is known chronic bronchitis. In the alveoli, the inflammatory reaction causes death of the tissues of the lung, a process known as emphysema. The natural course of COPD is characterized by occasional sudden worsening of symptoms called acute exacerbations, most of which are caused by infections or air pollution.

In the last decade worldwide, COPD was ranked one of the major cause of death and is projected to be fourth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 due to increase in smoking rates and demographic changes in many countries.
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INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 September 2010 05:47

ICD renders codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease.   ICD codes are alphanumeric designations given to every diagnosis, health condition , description of symptoms, cause of death, etc., that can be attributed to a unique category and given a code.  Such categories can include a set of similar diseases.

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7. Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance
8. Preventing and detecting healthcare fraud and abuse
9. Tracking public concerns and assessing risks of adverse public health events

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