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    Richard E.K. Russell, Paul A. Ford, Peter J. Barnes, Sarah Russell.
    Digital : Springer2011
    1. Introduction -- The History of COPD -- What are the goals of therapy in COPD? -- What is achievable in primary care? -- Can COPD be managed successfully in primary care? -- A More positive attitude to COPD -- The Palliative care approach -- 2. Epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology -- Definitions -- Epidemiology -- Social costs -- Risk factors -- Pathology of COPD -- Asthma and COPD -- Physiology -- Co-morbidities -- Assessment -- 3. The Clinical consultation -- Introduction -- The interview -- Information giving -- Prognosis -- Summary -- 4. Management strategies -- Anti-smoking measures -- Bronchodilators -- Exacerbations and the use of antibiotics in COPD -- Vaccination of patients with COPD -- Oxygen -- Corticosteroids -- Combination inhalers -- Other drug therapies -- Non-invasive ventilation -- Pulmonary rehabilitation -- Nurse-led strategies -- Lung volume reduction -- Lung transplantation -- 5. Palliative care in COPD -- Symptom burden -- Advance Care Planning for COPD patients in the UK -- Discussing Advance Care Planning -- Symptom control -- Non-pharmacological interventions -- The Future of palliative care in COPD -- 6. The Future of COPD -- New bronchodilators -- More effective smoking cessation -- The Problem of corticosteroid resistance in COPD -- New treatments for COPD -- Biomarkers of COPD -- Routes of drug delivery -- Non-pharmacological treatments -- Integrated care -- COPD in the developing world.