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Clinicians' Guide to COPD considers epidemiology, diagnosis and management, concentrating on how patients really present to the clinician. Aspects of disease prevention, including lifestyle change, particularly smoking cessation, will be discussed in detail. Acute exacerbation of COPD, currently a major cause of mortality and morbidity in these patients, will also be examined. Illustrative 'real-life' case histories will be included throughout, and the book will also incorporate 'interesting asides', for example the impact of COPD on a patient awaiting surgery. As with other volumes in the Clinicians' Guide series, the practical focus will be maintained throughout. With a balanced, readable style and clear explanatory color illustrations, the book will provide invaluable advice for both the primary care and specialist clinician looking after patients with COPD.
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