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COPDX: an update of guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with a review of recent evidence

Michael J Abramson, Alan J Crockett, Peter A Frith and Christine F McDonald
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (7): 342-345.
  • Michael J Abramson1
  • Alan J Crockett2
  • Peter A Frith3
  • Christine F McDonald4

  • 1 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Respiratory Department, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, SA.
  • 4 Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.


Acknowledgements: 

The Australian Lung Foundation supported meetings of authors and preparation of this article. We also wish to thank the other members of the COPD Evaluation Committee, Nicholas Glasgow, Susan Jenkins and Richard Wood-Baker, for their helpful comments.

Competing interests:

Michael Abramson has served on the scientific advisory committee for the Australian Asthma Study, which was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, and received travel assistance from AstraZeneca on one occasion.

Alan Crockett has received fees from several pharmaceutical companies for providing training in spirometry for general practitioners and practice nurses.

Peter Frith has received honoraria from Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca for delivering lectures and workshops to general practitioners on the use of COPDX, and a grant-in-aid from AltanaPharma for travel to the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand annual scientific meeting.

Christine McDonald has received honoraria for speaking at meetings sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, and travel assistance from these companies to attend international respiratory meetings.

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