Asthma and COPD

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Churchill Livingstone, 2004 - Medical - 143 pages
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The In Clinical Practice series aims to provide expert information 'at your fingertips' - concise handbooks organized in a straightforward manner. The series is designed to meet the needs of the busy primary care providers by delivering authoritative and accessible information from clinical experts to assist with treatment decisions.

  • Jointly written by specialists and GPs to provide cutting edge information tailored perfectly for the primary care setting
  • Include management algorithms to provide quick reference treatment pathways
  • Credible evidence-based sources - when possible, evidence base for best practice by reference to primary research or international guidelines
  • Bullet lists and short tables for clear presentation of key information

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Contents

Preface
5
Diagnosis
18
Treatment
32
Acute exacerbations
53
Smoking cessation
69
Exacerbations
85
Differential diagnoses and causes of dyspnoea
98
Index
137
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About the author (2004)

David Price is Professor of Medical Law at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is Chairperson of the EUROTOLD Project Management Group of the European Commission and a member of the World Health Organisation Task Force on Organ Transplantation.

JULIET FOSTER is Research Fellow in Social Psychology at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. The research on which this book is partly based was awarded the BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Award for the Most Outstanding Thesis in Social Psychology, 2002.

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