Canadian Respiratory Guidelines

2011 CTS Guideline: Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

2011 CTS Guideline: Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Utilizing a formalized systematic review process, this new guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the management of dyspnea in patients with advanced COPD. It highlights the importance of optimizing COPD management as a foundation for therapy, but also examines the effectiveness of a number of targeted medications and interventions, including the following:

  • Anxiolytic and antidepressant medications
  • Opioids
  • Nonpharmacological interventions (use of a fan, chest vibration techniques, pursed-lip breathing, meditation, relaxation therapy or behavioural techniques)
  • Supplemental oxygen

 

Download 2011_CTS_guideline_COPD_dyspnea.pdf

Download COPD_Dyspnea_Guideline_COI_2011.pdf

Download Data Extraction Table Anxiolytics.pdf

Download Data Extraction Table Non-Pharmaceutical.pdf

Download Data Extraction Table Opiods.pdf

Download Data Extraction Table Supplemental Oxygen.pdf

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