COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a common preventable and treatable disease of the lungs. Patients with COPD have airflow obstruction that is caused either by destruction of the air sacs that exchange gas in the lungs (emphysema) and/or inflammation of the airways (chronic bronchitis). While there is currently no cure for COPD, a combination of drugs and lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms.
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The Michigan Medicine COPD Clinic has multi-disciplinary expertise including physicians, nursing, respiratory therapy, social work and nutrition all co-located and available at the point of care to meet patients' individual needs. We have developed a standardized assessment but are prepared to develop individual therapy plans Patients will also be evaluated, if they desire, for potential participation in clinical trials being conducted in COPD at the University of Michigan. Evaluation also includes referral to our lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant programs if needed.
Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care physicians at the University of Michigan focus on pulmonary (lungs and breathing) disorders and critical illnesses (conditions such as shock, respiratory failure, and multiple organ failure). Our multidisciplinary teams treat the full scope of pulmonary issues including asthma, COPD and emphysema and cystic fibrosis.
The goal of the University of Michigan Airways Program (MAP) is to improve the lives of patients with airways disease by accessing our strength in airways research to accelerate the development of personalized patient therapies.
A division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan, Critical Care Respiratory Support Services works with every Intensive Care Unit at the University of Michigan Health System, from Neurology to the Trauma Burn Unit with compassionate, licensed respiratory therapists providing the newest breathing treatments.