The COPD Blues: A Guide to Optimizing Outpatient Management

For the 30 million adults in the U.S. with COPD, effective care requires providers to have an up-to-date understanding of treatment options as well as the ability to respond to changes in a patient’s status. This guide from pulmonologist Julia Maheshwari, MD, reviews diagnostic steps (including tips on spirometry) and offers tools for assessing severity and knowing when to step therapy up (or down). Hear about pulmonary rehab’s proven benefits and a wearable programmable ventilator; plus, learn criteria for advanced care referrals.


June 27, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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Julia Maheshwari, MD

Julia Maheshwari, MD


Dr. Julia Maheshwari is a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist who focuses on lung transplantation and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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