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What's the diagnosis?
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The use of this medication when appropriate can shorten recovery time, reduce the risk of early relapse, treatment failure and hospitalization 

What is antibiotics


A diagnosis of this can be made in patients with chronic cough and sputum production for at least 3 months per year for 2 consecutive years in the absence of another condition that can explain these symptoms

What is chronic bronchitis 


In patients with COPD, Physical activity is a strong predictor of this

What is mortality


This drug class used in the short-term can improve lung function (FEV1), oxygenation and shorten recovery time and hospital duration

What are short-term systemic corticosteroids


Asthma is considered this when spirometry shows irreversible obstruction (one that does not resolve with  bronchodilators.

what is chronic obstructive asthma


GOLD guidelines recommend the choice of antibiotics be based on this

What is antibiograms


This is diagnosed by forced spirometry that demonstrates the presence of a post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC <0.7.

What is COPD


Gold guidelines strongly favor the addition of this drug class to long-acting bronchodilators in patients with a  history of hospitalization due to COPD exacerbation and >2 exacerbations/year 

What is inhaled corticosteroids


The long-term use of this medication has numerous side effects with no evidence of benefit

oral glucocorticoidsteroids 

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