ABC of COPD (2nd Edition) by Graeme P. Currie

By Graeme P. Currie


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary illness (COPD) is a revolutionary, mostly irreversible lung situation characterized by way of airflow obstruction. even if cigarette smoking is the only most crucial threat think about its improvement, different institutions and threat components are inspiration to have expanding relevance through the world.

COPD is mostly controlled in fundamental 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 components (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 help (Paul Plant and Graeme P. Currie).

13. COPD in fundamental care (Cathy Jackson).

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

15. destiny remedies (Peter Barnes).

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