Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

Asthma and COPD Overlap Syndrome

UC Davis pulmonary specialists and WAF Board Members Samuel Louie and Amir Zeki have named asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, or ACOS.

The physicians recognized the high incidence of the condition — defined by the increased number and intensity of symptoms — after evaluating UC Davis patients with obstructive lung diseases and finding that ACOS was present in about a quarter of patients with severe asthma. They also observed that, on average, 1 in 5 patients with obstructive lung diseases have ACOS.




High Risk Factors in Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

High Risk Factors in Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome: Highly Prevalent But Grossly Underappreciated By Tinka Davi, World Asthma Foundation The statistics are staggering: Every four minutes someone dies of COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Every day nine people die from…