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Published by Taylor & Francis .
Written in English


  • Respiratory medicine,
  • Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine,
  • Medical / Nursing

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9701488M
ISBN 101853175277
ISBN 109781853175275



Chronic obstructive lung disease, mainly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the third largest cause of respiratory death, accounting for more than one fifth (23%) of all respiratory deaths COPD accounts for approximat deaths each year in the UK, with more than 90% of these occurring in the over 65 age group in 1, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time. Eventually, everyday activities such as walking or getting Causes: Tobacco smoking, air pollution, genetics. Examples of such disorders and the listings we use to evaluate them include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema, ), pulmonary fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, asthma ( or ), cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis ( or ). This guideline offers best practice advice on the identification and care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to define the symptoms, signs and investigations required to establish a diagnosis of COPD. It also aims to define the factors that are necessary to assess its severity, provide prognostic information and guide best management.

Positive Options for Living with COPD: Self-Help and Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - I have read several books on COPD and found this to be one of the best. Excellent information on the disease and how to deal with it in a positive way. Read more. 2 people found this helpful/5(30).   Graeme P. Currie Published by Oxford University Press, UK Pages: Price: £ ISBN: ‐0‐19‐‐5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), by Graeme P. Currie, has been published as part of “The Facts” series from Oxford University Press (UK), which is intended to offer practical advice about an illness or a condition in a clear and easy to Author: E. Weitzenblum. First of all, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(=COPD) is a very common lung disease, mostly caused by years of cigarette smoking. However, it is a spectrum of lung diseases where the patient has problems breathing out. The medical language for this is “prolonged expiratory airflow”. The lab technician measures this with spirometry. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes enormous distress and generates immense cost worldwide. The problem is growing, particularly in the third world, and it has been predicted that COPD will become the third most common cause of mortality in the world in As the major cause of COPD is tobacco smoking, it is of utmost importance that scientific Cited by: 9.

This book brings a new approach to the subject of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, highlighting the current areas of controversy and debate. It addresses many of the key issues surrounding the diseases, its causes, clinical assessment and management. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / Clinical manifestations The most important symptoms of COPD are breathlessness on exertion and chronic cough with or without phlegm. "Appropriate to the intense proliferation of research and publications in the last few decades for this major health problem, the editors of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease have produced a comprehensive textbook that spans the basic and clinical science of COPD. This substantial tome includes pages, illustrations, and 70 chapters authored by an international cadre of . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic people with COPD have both Author: Ann Pietrangelo.