Published: 26 November 2020
Author(s): Javier de-Miguel-Diez, Romana Albaladejo-Vicente, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Valentín Hernandez-Barrera, Rosa Villanueva-Orbaiz, David Carabantes-Alarcon, David Jimenez, Manuel Monreal, Ana López-de-Andrés
Section: Original article

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. It affects more than 10% of people over 40 years old and is expected to become the third leading cause of death by 2030 [1–3]. In addition, the prevalence and burden of COPD are projected to increase over the coming decades due to continued exposure to COPD risk factors and aging of the population [3].

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