Medical decision in COPD: the evidence-based history

Autores

  • António Duarte-de-Araújo CHAA, Guimarães http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5811-3786
  • Miguel Guimarães Respiratory Department, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia/Espinho
  • Pedro Teixeira 1. Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 2. ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.
  • Venceslau Hespanhol 1.Respiratory Department, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto, Portugal. 2. Faculty of Medicine (FMUP), University of Porto, Portugal.
  • Jaime Correia-de-Sousa 1. Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 2. ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32385/rpmgf.v37i3.12780

Palavras-chave:

COPD, Evidence, Randomized controlled trials, Treatment, Outcomes

Resumo

Randomized controlled trials together with systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been the cornerstone of clinical research. Some studies, because of the size of the sample, the use of randomization and well-defined measurements, the participation of multiple institutions, or long-term follow-up, are able to give a significant level of evidence. We chronologically describe and comment on a group of trials on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that have significantly influenced the scientific and medical community in understanding and managing the disease in the first years of the XXI century. They contributed to the different versions of the GOLD strategy.

Biografias Autor

António Duarte-de-Araújo, CHAA, Guimarães

Pneumologista do hospital de Guimarães.

Doutorando em medicina.

Miguel Guimarães, Respiratory Department, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia/Espinho

Pneumologista do hospital de Gaia-Espinho

Pedro Teixeira, 1. Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 2. ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.

Docente da Escola de Medicina, Universidade do Minho

Venceslau Hespanhol, 1.Respiratory Department, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto, Portugal. 2. Faculty of Medicine (FMUP), University of Porto, Portugal.

Diretor de serviço de pneumologia do hospital de S. João e Professor de pneumologia da faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto

Jaime Correia-de-Sousa, 1. Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 2. ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.

Medico Especialista de Medicina Geral e Familiar.

Docente da Escola de Medicina da Universidade do Minho

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Publicado

2021-07-02

Como Citar

Duarte-de-Araújo, A., Guimarães, M., Teixeira, P., Hespanhol, V., & Correia-de-Sousa, J. (2021). Medical decision in COPD: the evidence-based history. Revista Portuguesa De Medicina Geral E Familiar, 37(3), 272–6. https://doi.org/10.32385/rpmgf.v37i3.12780