Don Sin (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada) speaks from the 2019 ATS conference in Dallas, TX, USA about the indicators that COPD is a disease of accelerated aging and the impacts of accelerated aging on patients. He also discusses the further work needs to be performed to understand COPD as a disease of accelerated aging and patient treatment responses.
1. How has our understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) changed over time? (0:04)
2. What indicators are there that COPD is a disease of accelerated aging and what are the impacts of accelerated aging on patients? (0:33)
3. Are there associations between indicators of aging and response to treatments such as azithromycin, and if so, what are the implications for patient management? (1:12)
4. What further work needs to be performed to understand COPD as a disease of accelerated aging and patient treatment responses? (1:52)
5. In a wider context, does the understanding of COPD as a disease of accelerated aging have implications for the unmet needs of patients with COPD? (2:24)
Speaker disclosure: Don Sin has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.
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Filmed at ATS 2019, Dallas, TX, USA, May 2019.
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