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Respiratory medicine

Edited by James Harrison, Kunal Kulkarni, Mohamed Baguneid and Bernard Prendergast

in Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234073
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598830 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234073.003.0017

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory medicine

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Introduction - AsthmaAsthma: self-management - Asthma: early inhaled steroid - Asthma: long-acting β2 agonist and inhaled steroid - Asthma: leukotriene receptor antagonists - COPDCOPD: pulmonary rehabilitation - COPD: long-acting anticholinergic - COPD: inhaled steroids and long-acting β2 agonists - COPD: long-term oxygen therapy - COPD: non-invasive ventilation - Severe emphysema: lung volume reduction surgery - Treatments for smoking cessation - Pulmonary embolismPulmonary embolism: postoperative prophylaxis - Pulmonary embolism: type of heparin - Pulmonary embolism: thrombolysis - EmpyemaEmpyema: intrapleural streptokinase - Pulmonary artery hypertensionPulmonary arterial hypertension: endothelin antagonist - Sleep apnoeaObstructive sleep apnoea: nasal CPAP - Lung cancerSmall cell lung cancer: radiotherapy - Non-small cell lung cancer: chemotherapy - Non-small cell lung cancer: epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors

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Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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