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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : critical debates

Author: Mike Pearson, FRCP.; Jadwiga Anna Wedzicha; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, ©2003 (2004 printing)
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This book brings a new approach to the subject of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, highlighting the current areas of controversy and debate. It addresses many of the key issues surrounding the diseases, its causes, clinical assessment and management. Internationally renowned experts critically appraise the literature and combine this with their own clinical and research experience to present an informed view  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, ©2003 (2004 printing)
(DLC) 2002151823
(OCoLC)50803833
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Pearson, FRCP.; Jadwiga Anna Wedzicha; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470755198 0470755199 140514016X 9781405140164 1280196785 9781280196782 9780632059720 0632059729
OCLC Number: 212124466
Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The aetiology and epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / John A. Corless --
Why do only a few smokers develop COPD? / Nikos M. Siafakas, Eleni Tzortzaki, and Demosthenes Bouros --
How should COPD be diagnosed? / Mike G. Pearson --
Is it possible for spirometry to become a universal measurement? / David Bellamy --
Assessment of disability : what test, or combination of tests, should be used? / Denis E. O'Donnell, Michael Fitzpatrick --
Do older patients with COPD need a different approach? / Martin Connolly --
Do COPD patients develop particular problems in sleep? / Walter T. McNicholas --
Is it possible to help people stop smoking? / James A.R. Friend --
Bronchodilators in stable COPD, which one when? / Ronan O'Driscoll --
Inhaled steriods, do they still have a role? / Jørgen Vestbo --
What are the future treatments for COPD? / Peter Barnes --
What is the role of rehabilitation in COPD? / P. Wijkstra, N. ten Hacken, J. Wempe, G. Koeter --
Oxygen therapy, is it possible to prescribe rationally and objectively? / Louise Restrick --
Lung volume reduction surgery : what is the role of surgery? / R. Goldstein --
What is an acute exacerbation of COPD? / Wisia Wedzicha --
Which patients with acute COPD exacerbation should receive ventilatory support? / Mrinal Sircar, Mark Elliott --
Outcome measures in COPD --
what is success? / Mike Pearson, Wisia Wedzicha.
Responsibility: edited by Mike Pearson, Wisia Wedzicha.

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