The only international clinical textbook for COPD - one of the top 5 causes of death and disability worldwide. The only COPD textbook to include the latest national and international guidelines and the newer therapeutic agents in COPD treatment. International team of contributors covers all aspects of COPD - from physiology and epidemiology to diagnosis and treatment. Everything the busy physician needs to understand, diagnose and treat the COPD patient: - Structure and physiology of the respiratory system - Clinical considerations and allied conditions - Therapy (including current and developing treatments) - Diagnostic tests used in daily practice.
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