Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Second Edition

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Stephen I. Rennard, Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin, Gerard Huchon, Nicolas Roche
CRC Press, Nov 19, 2007 - Medical - 608 pages
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Since the publication of the first edition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as a public health issue, has increased in line with the predictions of the World Health Organization and by the year 2020, will become one of the main killers of human life.

With several important large scaled trials becoming available and our knowledge of COPD's determinants rapidly growing, it was essential to update Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with a second edition that will enable physicians to stay informed, aid in the clinical diagnosis, and the proper treatment of COPD

Within this text expert analysis will examine:

  • new treatments and combative strategies developed from recent and current clinical trails
  • the pathological and physiological mechanisms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • current and up to date information from developing worlds faced with the COPD epidemic
  • the burden COPD has and will have in the future for patients, treatments and society
 

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING COPD AND ITS IMPACT
1
Chapter 2 Smoking Cessation
23
Histopathogenesis
43
Chapter 4 COPD as a Systemic Disease
67
ASSESSING COPD
77
Chapter 6 Assessment of Symptoms and Quality of Life in the COPD Patient
89
Chapter 7 Measuring Ventilatory and Respiratory Impairment in COPD
119
Chapter 8 Imaging of Lung Morphology and Function in COPD
133
Chapter 16 Phosphodiesterase 4 Inhibitors Mucolytics and Emerging Pharmacotherapies for COPD
323
An Overview
347
NONPHARMACOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN COPD
371
Chapter 19 New Components of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD
385
Chapter 20 LongTerm Oxygen Therapy for the Patient with COPD
397
Chapter 21 Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD
419
Chapter 22 Surgical Therapy for COPD
435
The Anesthesiologists View
475

Chapter 9 Assessing the Systemic Consequences of COPD
165
Chapter 10 The Pulmonary Vasculature of COPD
189
Chapter 11 How the COPD Patient Should Be Assessed for Comorbities
211
From Clinical Trials to RealWorld Practice
239
PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENTS OF COPD
263
Chapter 14 When Should We Use Glucocorticoids in COPD?
281
Chapter 15 Treating and Preventing Infections
297
Chapter 24 Providing Palliative and EndofLife Care for Patients with COPD
515
CONCLUSION
531
A Practical Summary of Guidelines for Clinicians
547
Index
565
Back cover
579
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