POPE is a multinational, multicentre, prospective, observational, non-interventional registry of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of the POPE study is to assess the distribution of patients with COPD in clinical practice within the CEE region according to disease severity, disease category, and phenotypes. The study was initiated as the pilot cooperation of COPD PLATFORM in the CEE region and 11 countries from Central and Eastern Europe have been involved in the project.


 Principal investigator: prof. Alvis Krams, MD, PhD


Participating health care facilities

  • Regional Hospital of Liepaja
    Investigators: Sandra Audere, MD, Marcis Kristons, MD
  • Kuldīga Hospital
    Investigator: Vija Rendeniece, MD
  • SIA "BINI", Ventspils
    Investigator: Ludmila Borsa, MD
  • Health Centre Talsi
    Investigator: Aiva Petersone, MD
  • Ambulatory Clinic Jelgava
    Investigators: Lilita Dinka, MD
  • Bauska Hospital
    Investigator: Anda Nodieva, MD
  • Ambulatory Clinic Dubulti, Jurmala
    Investigator: Natālija Visocka, MD
  • Privat practice Ilona Uzbeka, Valka
    Investigator: Ilona Uzbeka, MD
  • Privat practice Dace Harasimjuka, Valmiera
    Investigator: Dace Harasimjuka, MD
  • Madona Hospital
    Investigator: Regina Kazelnika, MD
  • Health Centre Balvi
    Investigator: Sarmite Puzule, MD
  • Privat practice Viktorija Vevere, Rezekne
    Investigator: Viktorija Vevere, MD
  • Regional Hospital of Jekabpils
    Investigator: Inese Viksne, MD
  • Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga
    Investigators: Atis Buls, MD, Natalja Voskresenska, MD, Zaiga Kravale, MD
  • Riga East Clinical University Hospital, "Gailezers", Riga
    Investigators: Inese Smiltena, MD, Dace Zentina, MD, Inga Vikmane, MD
  • Riga East Clinical University Hospital, In-patient Department “Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Riga
    Investigator: Zanna Konosonoka, MD
  • LU MPI Institute privat practice, Riga
    Investigators: Antra Bekere, MD, Iveta Kroica, MD
  • Riga 1st Hospital, Riga
    Investigators: Ineta Grisle, MD, Ieva Fleija, MD
  • Health Centre 4, Ltd, Riga
    Investigators: Ilze Morozova, MD, Anzela Kosevacka, MD
  • UniClinic, Riga
    Investigator: Maris Bukovskis, MD


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