Updated 2017 GOLD Recommendations for COPD

February 9, 2017

Important revisions to the GOLD recommendations include a new definition of COPD and refined diagnostic categories.

In February 2017 the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) issued updated recommendations for the diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD1,2The slide show above summarizes the major changes to the guidelines which focus on:► COPD assessment► New COPD diagnostic subgroups► Therapy escalation strategies► Nonpharmacologic therapies► Comorbid conditions Logo is a trademark of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.