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The Atlas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a comprehensive collection of high-quality images covering all areas of COPD. Included are radiographic images, flow charts, schematics, anatomic illustrations, graphs, tables, charts, and slides of pathologic and histologic specimens. Each figure is accompanied by an informative legend that fully explains the image and its importance. From epidemiology, pathophysiology, and genetics to imaging, therapy, rehabilitation, and comorbidities, the Atlas covers all topics vital to the study of COPD. The striking, four-color format combined with the breadth of information it contains make this book an invaluable resource for all professionals involved in the study and treatment of COPD.

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Frontmatter.- Preface.- The worldwide epidemic of COPD.- Clinical Diagnosis and GOLD guidelines.- Pathophysiology of COPD.- Clinical Physiology of COPD.- Genetics and Racial/Ethnic/Gender Characteristics of COPD.- Clinical Phenotypes of COPD.- Radiologic Phenotypes.- Pathologic Phenotypes.- Therapy of COPD-Bronchodilatoras.- Therapy of COPD-Anti Inflammatories.- Theraphy of COPD-Oxygen Therapy.- Pulmonary Rehabilitation.- Exacerbations/Hospital Admissions.- Co-Morbidities of COPD.

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From the reviews: "This is an in-depth review of the key epidemiologic, pathophysiology, diagnostic, radiological, and treatment options for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ! The information the book provides is useful and relevant for a wide audience including medical students, residents, pulmonary fellows, general practitioners, and pulmonary specialists. ! This book does a good job of presenting an overview of COPD. The graphs and figures are outstanding and the captions for each are informative. ! This is an excellent resource for visual learners studying COPD." (Michael H. Lazar, Doody's Review Service, April, 2009) "The Atlas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a comprehensive collection of high-quality images covering all areas of COPD. Included are radiographic images, flow charts, schematics, anatomic illustrations, graphs, tables, charts, and slides of pathologic and histologic specimens. ! the Atlas covers all topics vital to the study of COPD. ! this book an invaluable resource for all professionals involved in the study and treatment of COPD." (Journal of Investigation Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 19 (3), 2009)

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