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ISBN: 9781119212850
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The third edition of the ABC of COPD provides the entire multidisciplinary team across both primary and secondary care with an up-to-date, easy to read and accessible account of this common lung disorder. Thoroughly updated by experienced clinicians dealing with patients with COPD on a regular basis, it discusses the entire breadth of the condition from epidemiology, causes, diagnosis, treatment and end of life care.

This practical and highly visual guide contains new and extensively updated chapters on diagnosis, smoking cessation and interventional approaches as well as expanded content on non-pharmacological and pharmacological management taking into account the most recent national and international guidelines. It also explores practical issues relating to COPD in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen use, air travel, and end of life care.

The ABC of COPD is an authoritative and essential guide for specialist nurses, general practitioners, physiotherapists, junior doctors, front line staff working in emergency departments, paramedics, physician associates and students of medicine and its allied disciplines.


Contributors vii

Foreword ix
Peter J. Barnes

1 Definition Epidemiology and Risk Factors 1
Graham S. Devereux

2 Pathology and Pathogenesis 6
William MacNee and Roberto A. Rabinovich

3 Diagnosis 13
Graeme P. Currie David R. Miller and Mahendran Chetty

4 Spirometry 20
Claire Fotheringham

5 Smoking Cessation 27
Sanjay Agrawal and John R. Britton

6 Non ]pharmacological Management 34
Waleed Salih and Stuart Schembri

7 Pharmacological Management I – Inhaled Treatment 41
Graeme P. Currie and Brian J. Lipworth

8 Pharmacological Management II – Oral Treatment 50
Graeme P. Currie and Brian J. Lipworth

9 Drug Delivery Devices 56
Morag Reilly Graham Douglas and Graeme P. Currie

10 Surgical and Interventional Strategies 69
James L. Lordan

11 Oxygen 75
Graham Douglas Margaret Macleod and Graeme P. Currie

12 Exacerbations 81
Graeme P. Currie

13 Ventilatory Support 88
Paul K. Plant Stephen Stott and Graeme P. Currie

14 Primary Care 95
Cathy Jackson

15 Death Dying and End ]of ]Life Issues 101
Gordon Linklater

16 Future Treatments 108
Peter J. Barnes

Index 113