Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care / Edition 1

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"Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic disease, which encompasses chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. It is a disease that is predominately caused by smoking and unfortunately is on the increase. Although it is one of the most common diseases seen in primary care, until fairly recently has received very little recognition." Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care is the first book of its kind to provide health professionals with practical advice and coping strategies for patients and their carers to help enhance their quality of life with COPD.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470019849
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/22/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The background to COPD 1
2 Presentation of COPD 15
3 Diagnosis and patient assessment 27
4 Investigations to diagnose COPD 47
5 Nonpharmacological management of patients with COPD 67
6 Pharmacological management of patients with stable COPD 85
7 Management of acute exacerbations of COPD 107
8 Other treatments in the management of COPD 119
9 COPD and its effects on activities of living 137
10 Palliative care in patients with COPD 161
11 Specialist support within primary care for patients with COPD 171
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