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COPD in the 21st Century

COPD in the 21st Century

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Edited by Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, James P. Allinson and Peter M.A. Calverley
COPD remains a major cause of ill health, disability, healthcare costs and premature mortality. Scientists and clinicians across many countries have made great efforts to understand this important disease, and these have yielded positive results. This Monograph provides an up-to-date overview of what is happening in this exciting field, both at a basic and a clinical level. Beginning, crucially, with the patient's perspective, the chapters that follow consider the best way to define COPD, changes in the disease's incidence and prevalence, and offer new insights into the role of the microbiome in COPD, advances in imaging and treatment options, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Taken together, these chapters are an important contribution to the Monograph series and the COPD field in general.

Contents list 
1. The patients' perspective on living with COPD and their priorities for future research and care
2. COPD as the new millennium began
3. Defining COPD in the 21st century
4. A new understanding of the natural history of COPD
5. The new epidemiology of COPD
6. Cardiac comorbidity and COPD: chance or consequence?
7. Mechanisms and mediators of disease
8. The microbiome and COPD
9. Chronic bronchitis revisited
10. Eosinophils and COPD
11. Advances in the characterisation of COPD using quantitative imaging
12. New physiological measurements in COPD
13. Guidelines and strategies of management
14. Current pharmacotherapy of COPD 
15. The future drug treatment of COPD
16. The future of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD
17. New insights into the pathophysiology and epidemiology of COPD exacerbations
18. Managing exacerbations of COPD: how much progress have we made?
19. Noninvasive ventilation in COPD
20. Lung volume reduction for COPD
21. COPD at a tipping point

Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-175-7
eISBN: 978-1-84984-176-4
EPUB ISBN: 978-1-84984-177-1

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