Managing COPD

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 22, 2012 - Medical - 98 pages
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Managing COPD is an in-depth guide on the management of patients with COPD concentrating on the impact of COPD on a patient as well as how healthcare professionals can intervene and educate the patient at an early stage and thereby slow the onset of severe symptoms. This book has been designed to increase physician awareness of the pathological processes involved in the aetiology of COPD which underpins effective disease management.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Epidemiology risk factors and pathophysiology
7
3 The clinical consultation
31
4 Management strategies
43
5 Palliative care in COPD
57
6 The future of COPD
75
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About the author (2012)

Richard EK Russell, FRCP, PhD, is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, UK. He trained at Guy's Hospital and then further in Respiratory Medicine in South London and the Royal Brompton Hospitals.

Paul A Ford, MRCP, PhD, is MRC Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College and Honorary Clinical Fellow at the Royal Brompton, and Wexham and Heatherwood NHS trusts.

Peter J Barnes, FMedSci, FRS, is Professor of Thoracic Medicine at Imperial College London, UK. Prof. Barnes runs a large and active multidisciplinary group of over 80 researchers exploring the mechanisms and treatment of asthma and more recently COPD.

Sarah Russell qualified as a Nurse at Guys and Lewisham NHS Trust in 1989 and has worked in the primary, secondary and palliative care charity sector as a palliative care clinical nurse specialist, team leader and multi professional educator.

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