By Graeme P. Currie
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary affliction (COPD) is a innovative, mostly irreversible lung characterized by way of airflow obstruction. even supposing cigarette smoking is the one most vital danger think about its improvement, different institutions and danger elements are notion to have expanding relevance through the world.
COPD is mostly controlled in basic care, even though it is often under-diagnosed, and is without doubt one of the commonest health conditions necessitating admission to hospital.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Peter Barnes).
1. Definition, epidemiology and possibility 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. loss of life, loss of life and finish of existence concerns (Gordon Linklater).
15. destiny remedies (Peter Barnes).
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ABC of COPD (2nd Edition) by Graeme P. Currie