Richard EK Ek Russell, Paul A. Ford, Peter J. Barnes, Sarah Russell
Springer Healthcare; 3rd edition
Managing COPD 3rd edition (PDF) is an ebook which includes recommendations for COPD from published guidelines (eg; the ATS; GOLD; and NICE guidelines) and presents them in the context of relevant clinical treatment issues. This is an in-depth guide on the management of COPD; concentrating on the impact of COPD on a patient as well as how healthcare professionals can intervene and educate the patient at an early stage and thereby slow the onset of severe symptoms.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis; emphysema; and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.
Table of Contents
- Epidemiology; risk factors; and pathophysiology.
- The clinical consultation
- Management strategies
- Palliative care in COPD
- The future of COPD
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