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Author Barnett, Margaret, 1956-

Title Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care / Margaret Barnett
Published Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [2006]


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Description xiv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The background to COPD -- 2. Presentation of COPD -- 3. Diagnosis and patient assessment -- 4. Investigations to diagnose COPD -- 5. Nonpharmacological management of patients with COPD -- 6. Pharmacological management of patients with stable COPD -- 7. Management of acute exacerbations of COPD -- 8. Other treatments in the management of COPD -- 9. COPD and its effects on activities of living -- 10. Palliative care in patients with COPD -- 11. Specialist support within primary care for patients with COPD -- Glossary -- References -- Useful addresses -- Index
Summary "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic disease, which encompasses chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. It is a disease that is predominately caused by smoking and unfortunately is on the increase. Although it is one of the most common diseases seen in primary care, until fairly recently has received very little recognition." "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care is the first book of its kind to provide health professionals with practical advice and coping strategies for patients and their carers to help enhance their quality of life with COPD."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-196) and index
Subject Lungs -- Diseases, Obstructive.
Primary care (Medicine)
LC no. 2005036664
ISBN 0470019840