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COPD
     

COPD

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by Graeme Currie
 

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an all too common lung condition which varies markedly in severity between individuals. The term COPD covers conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and around 80% of cases are believed to develop as a result of smoking. Lung problems, which often fail to improve significantly over time, cause symptoms

Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an all too common lung condition which varies markedly in severity between individuals. The term COPD covers conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and around 80% of cases are believed to develop as a result of smoking. Lung problems, which often fail to improve significantly over time, cause symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing, coughing, a reduced ability to exercise, and frequent chest infections.

COPD: The Facts is written primarily for sufferers and their families, and will help readers to understand the disease and its symptoms. The book describes in detail how COPD is diagnosed and covers tests and treatments that patients are likely to experience. It dicusses modern approaches to the problems COPD sufferers experience and provides and up-to-date and informative guide to the disease. Examples of patients' experiences are included throughout the text to illustrate the problems faced by people with COPD, and advice is offered to help sufferers improve their overall quality of life.

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"...all the important and practical aspects of COPD are covered within this concise book. This extremely didactic book is easy to read and nicely illustrated....the author should be congratulated fo rthe quality of this contribution."—European Respiratory Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199563685
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/03/2009
Series:
Facts Series
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Currie graduated with MBChB in 1994 from the University of Glasgow, and was awarded a Diploma in Child Health in 1997 and MRCP (UK) in 1998. He has recently completed a diploma in postgraduate medical education and appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He became a consultant in respiratory and general medicine at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and honorary senior lecturer with the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Dr Currie has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, is also an author on around 35 scientific abstracts and has presented his work at numerous national and international postgraduate conferences.

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COPD 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw it too, Steve. She ran out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is getting weirder and weirder o.o