ABC of COPD (ABC Series 2nd Revised edition)

ABC of COPD (ABC Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Graeme P. Currie (editor)Paperback

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive, largely irreversible lung condition characterised by airflow obstruction. Although cigarette smoking is the single most important risk factor in its development, other associations and risk factors are thought to have increasing relevance throughout the world. COPD is usually managed in primary care, although it is commonly under-diagnosed, and is one of the most common medical conditions necessitating admission to hospital. The second edition of the ABC of COPD provides the entire multidisciplinary team with a reliable, up-to-date and accessible account of COPD. Extensively updated by experienced clinicians - including new chapters on spirometry, inhalers, oxygen, death, dying and end of life issues - this ABC is an authoritative and practical guide for general practitioners, practice nurses, specialist nurses, medical students, paramedical staff, junior doctors, non-specialist doctors and all other health professionals working in both primary and secondary care.

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Graeme P. Currie is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


Contributors vii Foreword viii Peter J. Barnes 1 Definition Epidemiology and Risk Factors 1 Graham S. Devereux 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis 6 William MacNee 3 Diagnosis 12 Graeme P. Currie and Mahendran Chetty 4 Spirometry 17 David Bellamy 5 Smoking Cessation 22 John Britton 6 Non-pharmacological Management 26 Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas 7 Pharmacological Management (I) - Inhaled Treatment 32 Graeme P. Currie and Brian J. Lipworth 8 Pharmacological Management (II) - Oral Treatment 38 Graeme P. Currie and Brian J. Lipworth 9 Inhalers 43 Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas 10 Oxygen 49 Graham Douglas and Graeme P. Currie 11 Exacerbations 53 Graeme P. Currie and Jadwiga A. Wedzicha 12 Non-invasive Ventilation 59 Paul K. Plant and Graeme P. Currie 13 Primary Care 64 Cathy Jackson 14 Death Dying and End-of-Life Issues 68 Gordon Linklater 15 Future Treatments 72 Peter J. Barnes Index 77

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781444333886
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 88
  • ID: 9781444333886
  • weight: 288
  • ISBN10: 1444333887
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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