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Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

Edited by Donald A. Mahler, Denis E. O'Donnell

CRC Press

256 pages | 52 B/W Illus.

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With the high prevalence of chronic pulmonary diseases, including asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, physicians need to recognize the cause of dyspnea and know how to treat it so that patients can cope effectively with this distressing symptom. Detailing recent developments and treatment methods, this revised and updated third edition of Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management includes new chapters on gender-based differences in dyspnea and explores guidelines for treating the condition in challenging special populations, including in the aged, in pregnancy and obesity, and in palliative care settings.

With three sections spanning the mechanisms of dyspnea, measurement and assessment strategies, and management techniques, this book provides pulmonologists and other healthcare professionals the vital information needed to understand this complex symptom.


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Table of Contents

Mechanisms of Dyspnea

Neurobiology of Dyspnea: An Overview; Donald A. Mahler and Denis E. O’Donnell

Neuroimaging of Dyspnea; Karleyton C. Evans and Robert B. Banzett

Aging and Sex Differences; Jordan A. Guenette and Dennis Jensen

Pregnancy/Obesity; Dennis Jensen and Denis E. O’Donnell

Mechanisms of Dyspnea during Exercise in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Denis E. O’Donnell and Katherine A. Webb

Dyspnea in Asthma and Restrictive Lung Disease; Pierantonio Laveneziana and Giorgio Scano

Measurement and Assessment

Domains of Dyspnea Measurement; Mark B. Parshall and Richard M. Schwartzstein

Longitudinal Changes in Dyspnea; Toru Oga and Koichi Nishimura

Measurement of Dyspnea in Clinical Trials; Asha Hareendran and Nancy Kline Leidy

Anxiety, Depression, and Panic; Andreas von Leupoldt, Omer Van den Bergh, and Paul W. Davenport

Chronic Dyspnea; Alex H. Gifford and Donald A. Mahler


Effect of Bronchodilators and Inhaled Corticosteroids on Dyspnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Denis E. O’Donnell, Katherine A. Webb, and Donald A. Mahler

Oxygen; Deborah Casey and Roger Goldstein

Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Dyspnea; Suzanne Lareau, Paula Meek, and Richard ZuWallack

Other Treatments for Dyspnea; Donald A. Mahler

Palliative Care; Amy P. Abernethy and David C. Currow

About the Editors

Donald A. Mahler, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Denis E. O’Donnell, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Subject Categories

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