By Graeme P. Currie

Overview

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary affliction (COPD) is a innovative, principally irreversible lung situation characterized by means of airflow obstruction. even though cigarette smoking is the one most crucial chance consider its improvement, different institutions and chance components are proposal to have expanding relevance in the course of the world.

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

Table of Contents

Foreword (Peter Barnes).

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

2. Pathology and pathogenesis (William MacNee).

3. analysis (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 aid (Paul Plant and Graeme P. Currie).

13. COPD in fundamental care (Cathy Jackson).

14. demise, loss of life and finish of existence concerns (Gordon Linklater).

15. destiny remedies (Peter Barnes).

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