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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2Ed

2nd Edition

Edited by PMA Calverley, W. Macnee, N. Pride, S. Rennard

CRC Press

640 pages

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common respiratory diseases of the developed world and interest in the condition is burgeoning both among physicians encountering the disorder and within the pharmaceutical industry. International guidelines for diagnosis and management have been formulated and our basic understanding

Table of Contents

Defining chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Pathology Epidemiology Genetics Occupational factors Air pollution Airway responsiveness Infection Protease and antiprotease Oxidant Antioxidant Inflammation and repair Lung mechanisms Pulmonary gas exchange Respiratory muscles Ventilatory control and breathlessness Pulmonary circulation Fluid balance Exercise Sleep Clinical and laboratory assessment Imaging Smoking cessation and prevention Pharmacology in COPD Symptomatic brochodilator treatment Corticosteroid treatment Exacerbations of COPD Non-invasive ventilation Ventilation Domiciliary oxygen therapy Pulmonary rehabilitation Health status Bullous lung volume reduction surgery Lung transplantation Guidelines

About the Editors

Peter M A Calverley MB FRCP FRCPE
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Rehabilitation Research Group, University of Liverpool, UK

Professor of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

Neil B Pride MD FRCP
Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK

Stephen I Rennard MD
Larson Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine