Current State of COPD with Dr. Gerard Criner

January 24, 2022
Kevin Kunzmann

The Temple-based investigator and expert joins Lungcast to review recent clinical trials, recommendations and non-surgical techniques for patients who have advanced COPD.

As cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—among the leading causes of death in the US—continue to rise nationally and discriminately affect the midwest region, it’s vital to understand the landscape of research and clinical guidance set by leading institutions.

The first Lungcast episode of 2022 provides as good a resource on COPD as is currently available, from the mind of a leading COPD investigator.

Gerard Criner, MD, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Temple Lung Center, joins Lungcast host Al Rizzo, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the American Lung Association (ALA) for a comprehensive discussion on the state of COPD care and research.

Lungcast is a monthly respiratory health podcast series from the ALA produced by HCPLive.

Through the conversation, Rizzo and Criner touch on leading guidance from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) institutions, the evolving priority and strategy of lung transplant, and the effect of COVID-19 on pulmonary care strategies—both acute and chronic.

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