© 2011


A Guide to Diagnosis and Clinical Management

  • Nicola A. Hanania
  • Amir Sharafkhaneh

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Leonardo M. Fabbri, Fabrizio Luppi, Bianca Beghe, Klaus F. Rabe
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jørgen Vestbo
    Pages 21-31
  4. Justin Travers, Pierantonio Laveneziana, Denis E. O’Donnell
    Pages 33-57
  5. Mario Cazzola, Barry J. Make
    Pages 59-79
  6. Nicola A. Hanania, Mario Cazzola
    Pages 99-114
  7. Paul Albert, Peter M. A. Calverley
    Pages 115-127
  8. Stephen I. Rennard
    Pages 129-147
  9. Arunabh Talwar, Virginia Reichert, Kalpalatha Guntupalli
    Pages 149-165
  10. Charlie K. Lan, Linda Nici, Richard Zu Wallack
    Pages 167-190
  11. Sandra G. Adams, Antonio Anzueto
    Pages 191-209
  12. Claudio F. Donner
    Pages 211-224
  13. Emiel F. M. Wouters, Erica P. A. Rutten
    Pages 225-247
  14. Kevin M. Chan, Fernando J. Martinez, Andrew C. Chang
    Pages 249-270
  15. Jean Bourbeau, Amir Sharafkhaneh, Sandra G. Adams
    Pages 283-297
  16. Amir Sharafkhaneh, Mohammed Jamshidi, Hossein Sharafkhaneh, Max Hirshkowitz
    Pages 299-312
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of people across the world. COPD is not only a major burden to patients but is also costly and results in billions of dollars of direct and indirect costs annually. In recent years and with advancement of science, the understanding of COPD has improved significantly. Fortunately, current management guidelines consider COPD a preventable and treatable condition, and recent studies clearly indicate that available pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions may improve various clinical outcomes. COPD: A Guide to Diagnosis and Clinical Management offers an exciting, evidence-based assessment of the field and will be of significant interest to clinicians who care for patients with COPD, including primary care providers and specialists. Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, this title is authored by experts who took the task of developing a resource that focuses on the essential issues in caring for patients with COPD. The first four chapters of the book cover major points about the systemic nature of COPD, the clinical and physiological assessments, and the outcome measures and prognostic markers. In the following section, various pharmacologic and non-pharmacological management strategies are reviewed based on the available evidence. The final sections outline the non-pulmonary effects of COPD and their management. COPD: A Guide to Diagnosis and Clinical Management is a vital, evidence-based text that will prove invaluable for all clinicians who care for patients with this debilitating disorder.

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola A. Hanania
    • 1
  • Amir Sharafkhaneh
    • 2
  1. 1., Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care MBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical CenterBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title COPD
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Diagnosis and Clinical Management
  • Editors Nicola A. Hanania
    Amir Sharafkhaneh
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-949-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-6084-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-357-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
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