ACO (Asthma-COPD Overlap) Is Independent from COPD: The Case Against



Calverley, Peter MA and Walker, Paul Phillip ORCID: 0000-0002-5449-9551
(2021) ACO (Asthma-COPD Overlap) Is Independent from COPD: The Case Against. DIAGNOSTICS, 11 (7). 1189-.

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Abstract

Over the last decade interest has been shown in people with symptomatic lung disease who have features both of COPD and asthma. In this review we examine how COPD and asthma are defined and examine clinical characteristics of people defined by researchers as having asthma-COPD overlap (ACO). We look at pathological and physiological features along with symptoms and consider the impact of each diagnosis upon therapeutic management. We highlight challenges in the diagnosis and management of airway disease and the various phenotypes that could be part of ACO, in so doing suggesting ways for the clinician to manage patients with features of both asthma and COPD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COPD, asthma, asthma-COPD overlap, respiratory pathophysiology, bronchodilator reversibility
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Clinical Directorate
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 16:38
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:18
DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics11071189
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3145995