This book provides an up-to-date perspective on the inflammatory cells, mediators, and molecular pathology of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphasizing the urgent need to clearly understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in COPD.
1. What is COPD? 2. Clinical features and investigation 3. Principles of treatment and management guidelines 4. Drug delivery systems 5. Bronchodilators 6. Antibiotics 7. Other drug therapies 8. Oxygen therapy 9. Management of complications 10. Surgery 11. Future trends 12. Further reading