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.
Written by world-renowned experts in COPD
A refresher for GPs and hospital doctors with practical diagnostic and treatment advice
Reviews clinical developments and guidelines, and places them into everyday clinical practice
Stresses the importance of early intervention, therapies and patient education
Introduction.- Epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology.- The clinical consultation.- Management strategies.- Palliative care in COPD.- The future of COPD.