Key Features

  • Popular question and answer format
  • Covers both commonplace and rarer issues
  • Includes useful information on websites, associations
  • Sections on patient's frequently asked questions

Table of Contents

  • Definitions and epidemiology.
  • Pathology and pathophysiology.
  • Diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Management guidelines for COPD.
  • Prevention of COPD.
  • Drug therapy.
  • Treating exacerbations of COPD.
  • Oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and non-pharmacological management of COPD.
  • Surgical management of COPD.
  • New treatments.
  • Palliative care.
  • Practice organization.
  • Sources of further information.
  • References.
  • List of patient questions.
  • Index.

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443074387

About the author

David Halpin

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Exeter, UK