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ABC of COPD, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3388-6
88 pages
January 2011, BMJ Books
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive, largely irreversible lung condition characterised by airflow obstruction. Although cigarette smoking is the single most important risk factor in its development, other associations and risk factors are thought to have increasing relevance throughout the world. COPD is usually managed in primary care, although it is commonly under-diagnosed, and is one of the most common medical conditions necessitating admission to hospital.

The second edition of the ABC of COPD provides the entire multidisciplinary team with a reliable, up-to-date and accessible account of COPD. Extensively updated by experienced clinicians - including new chapters on spirometry, inhalers, oxygen, death, dying and end of life issues - this ABC is an authoritative and practical guide for general practitioners, practice nurses, specialist nurses, medical students, paramedical staff, junior doctors, non-specialist doctors and all other health professionals working in both primary and secondary care.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Foreword viii
Peter J. Barnes

1 Definition Epidemiology and Risk Factors 1
Graham S. Devereux

2 Pathology and Pathogenesis 6
William MacNee

3 Diagnosis 12
Graeme P. Currie and Mahendran Chetty

4 Spirometry 17
David Bellamy

5 Smoking Cessation 22
John Britton

6 Non-pharmacological Management 26
Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas

7 Pharmacological Management (I) – Inhaled Treatment 32
Graeme P. Currie and Brian J. Lipworth

8 Pharmacological Management (II) – Oral Treatment 38
Graeme P. Currie and Brian J. Lipworth

9 Inhalers 43
Graeme P. Currie and Graham Douglas

10 Oxygen 49
Graham Douglas and Graeme P. Currie

11 Exacerbations 53
Graeme P. Currie and Jadwiga A. Wedzicha

12 Non-invasive Ventilation 59
Paul K. Plant and Graeme P. Currie

13 Primary Care 64
Cathy Jackson

14 Death Dying and End-of-Life Issues 68
Gordon Linklater

15 Future Treatments 72
Peter J. Barnes

Index 77

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Author Information

Graeme P. Currie is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
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Reviews

"Extensively updated by experienced clinicians - including new chapters on spirometry, inhalers, oxygen, death, dying and end of life issues - this ABC is an authoritative and practical guide for general practitioners, practice nurses, specialist nurses, medical students, paramedical staff, junior doctors, non-specialist doctors and all other health professionals working in both primary and secondary care." (Clinical Laboratory International Magazine, 1 April 2011)

"Of particular interest is helping general practitioners recognize and diagnose the disease at an earlier stage than is the general case now." (Reference and Research Book News, 1 April 2011)

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