Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(COPD)eBook - 2008
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is growing in recognition as a major chronic disease and a key cause of acute medical admissions. It kills approximately 30,000 patients each year in England and Wales alone, and is set to be the third commonest cause of death by 2020 globally.This pocketbook is a concise companion for all health care professionals who come into contact with patients with COPD. It covers the full spectrum of COPD management ranging from smoking cessation to advanced COPD, bridging both the primary and secondary care aspects of treatment and discussing the latest advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology and new drug treatments of this disease. This compact volume of the Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library summarises up-to-date literaturein a style that will have direct clinical application to busy healthcare professionals.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 114 pages) : illustrations.
Alternative Title: COPD