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Table 2 Pulmonologists’ willingness to prescribe specific treatments for breathlessness in COPD patients

From: Prevalence and management of chronic breathlessness in COPD in a tertiary care center

  Outpatient
N (%)
Hospitalized patients
N (%)
Palliative care
N (%)
Medications
 Systemic morphine 11 (24%) 22 (48%) 42 (91%)
 Nebulised morphine - 2 (4%) 9 (20%)
 Benzodiazepines 6 (13%) 21 (46%) 32 (70%)
 Oxygen 8 (17%) 14 (30%) 24 (52%)
 Nebulised furosemide - 2 (4%) -
 None 27 (59%) - -
Non-pharmacologic interventions
 Pulmonary rehabilitation 44 (96%)   
 Sport 27 (59%)   
 Relaxation 10 (22%)