Respiratory Medicine

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences

Editors: Nici, Linda, ZuWallack, Richard (Eds.)

  • Delivers a concise, evidence-based review of the common co-morbidities and systemic manifestations of COPD
  • Provides practicing clinicians with an approach to treating complex COPD patients who often have significant cases of other co-morbid illnesses
  • Comprehensive in its coverage
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. By 2020, COPD is expected to be the fifth leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. COPD is associated with significant co-morbid illnesses including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, osteoporosis, depression and thoracic malignancies. In addition, COPD patients often have systemic manifestations of their disease, including peripheral muscle dysfunction, decreased activity levels and nutritional abnormalities, all of which contribute to poor functional status, decreased quality of life and increased health care utilization. Lack of recognition and understanding of the complex interactions of these common co-morbid conditions and systemic effects often contributes to sub-optimal care for patients with COPD.

Comprehensive in covering the range of co-morbidities that often accompany COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences provides a concise, evidence-based review of the problem and its systemic manifestations. All physicians interested in this growing disorder – from subspecialists to primary care providers –will find in this timely and informative title the practical, state-of-the art approaches needed to provide targeted, integrated care for patients with COPD.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Mortality in COPD: The Role of Comorbidities

    Sin, Don D.

    Pages 1-13

  • The Role of Systemic Inflammation in COPD

    Bailey, Kristina L. (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • The Disablement Process in COPD

    Morgan, Michael D. L.

    Pages 31-45

  • Cardiovascular Disease

    Troosters, Thierry

    Pages 47-59

  • Osteoporosis

    Diez-Morales, Luis F. (et al.)

    Pages 61-68

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eBook $179.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-672-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Book Subtitle
Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences
Editors
  • Linda Nici
  • Richard ZuWallack
Series Title
Respiratory Medicine
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-673-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-673-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-672-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-945-1
Series ISSN
2197-7372
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 288
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