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.
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)