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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Nick Maskell and Ann Millar

in Oxford Desk Reference: Respiratory Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199239122
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725753 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199239122.003.0005

Series: Oxford Desk Reference Series

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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This chapter covers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) genetics and epidemiology, COPD pathophysiology, investigations in COPD, pharmacological therapy (including corpulmonale), non-pharmacological management for COPD, management of an exacerbation of COPD, surgery for COPD, and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.

Chapter.  18892 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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