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.
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
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
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