By Graeme P. Currie

ISBN-10: 1444329480

ISBN-13: 9781444329483

Overview

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary illness (COPD) is a revolutionary, principally irreversible lung characterized via airflow obstruction. even though cigarette smoking is the one most crucial possibility consider its improvement, different institutions and danger elements are proposal to have expanding relevance through the world.

COPD is mostly controlled in basic care, even though it is often under-diagnosed, and is likely one of the most typical health conditions necessitating admission to hospital.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Peter Barnes).

1. Definition, epidemiology and threat elements (Graham S Devereux).

2. Pathology and pathogenesis (William MacNee).

3. prognosis (Graeme P. Currie and Mahendran Chetty).

4. Spirometry (David Bellamy).

5. Smoking cessation (John R. Britton).

6. Non-pharmacological administration (Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas).

7. Pharmacological administration (I) (Graeme P. Currie and Brian J Lipworth).

8. Pharmacological administration (II) (Graeme P. Currie and Brian J Lipworth).

9 Inhalers (Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas).

10. Oxygen (Graham Douglas and Graeme P. Currie).

11. Exacerbations (Graeme P. Currie and Wisia Wedzicha).

12. Ventilatory help (Paul Plant and Graeme P. Currie).

13. COPD in fundamental care (Cathy Jackson).

14. dying, loss of life and finish of existence matters (Gordon Linklater).

15. destiny remedies (Peter Barnes).

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