By Graeme P. Currie
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary affliction (COPD) is a innovative, mostly irreversible lung situation characterized by means of airflow obstruction. even though cigarette smoking is the one most vital danger think about its improvement, different institutions and possibility components are inspiration to have expanding relevance through the world.
COPD is generally controlled in fundamental care, even though it is usually under-diagnosed, and is among the most typical health conditions necessitating admission to hospital.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Peter Barnes).
1. Definition, epidemiology and possibility components (Graham S Devereux).
2. Pathology and pathogenesis (William MacNee).
3. prognosis (Graeme P. Currie and Mahendran Chetty).
4. Spirometry (David Bellamy).
5. Smoking cessation (John R. Britton).
6. Non-pharmacological administration (Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas).
7. Pharmacological administration (I) (Graeme P. Currie and Brian J Lipworth).
8. Pharmacological administration (II) (Graeme P. Currie and Brian J Lipworth).
9 Inhalers (Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas).
10. Oxygen (Graham Douglas and Graeme P. Currie).
11. Exacerbations (Graeme P. Currie and Wisia Wedzicha).
12. Ventilatory aid (Paul Plant and Graeme P. Currie).
13. COPD in basic care (Cathy Jackson).
14. dying, loss of life and finish of lifestyles concerns (Gordon Linklater).
15. destiny remedies (Peter Barnes).
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ABC of COPD (2nd Edition) by Graeme P. Currie