Part of the World Clinics series, this book is the second volume of the pulmonary and critical care medicine manuals and focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The book begins with the epidemiology and pathophysiology of COPD, followed by chapters covering topics in the diagnosis and management of the disease, including acute exacerbations, imaging, biomarkers, oxygen therapy and vascular dysfunction.
The final sections present a complete review of pulmonary disease and rehabilitation. This new volume includes numerous images, illustrations and tables to enhance the text. The previous volume in this series, Pneumonias, published in 2012. Key pointsSecond volume covering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)Part of the World Clinics: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine seriesIncludes nearly 100 images, illustrations and tablesVolume One published in 2012