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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Definition, epidemiology and risk factors
Chapter 2 – Pathology and pathogenesis
Chapter 3 - Diagnosis
Chapter 4 – Lung function tests
Chapter 5 – Smoking cessation
Chapter 6 - Non-pharmacological management
Chapter 7 - Pharmacological management (I) – Inhaled Treatment
Chapter 8 - Pharmacological management (II) – Oral Treatment
Chapter 9 – Drug delivery devices
Chapter 10 - Oxygen
Chapter 11 Surgical and interventional strategies
Chapter 12 - Exacerbations
Chapter 13 – Ventilatory support
Chapter 14 - Primary care
Chapter 15 – Death, dying and end of life issues
Chapter 16 – Future treatments
Graeme P. Currie, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, UK.