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Completely updated and revised to reflect the most recent developments in the field, this guide
With the high prevalence of chronic pulmonary diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, it is important to understand the mechanisms, measurement, and management of dyspnea, which is the patient’s primary complaint. Physicians need to recognize the cause of dyspnea and know how to treat it, ensuring that patients can cope effectively with this distressing symptom. Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management, Third Edition has been completely updated and revised to help pulmonologists and all those interested in lung disease understand the complex nature of dyspnea.
With three sections spanning the mechanisms of dyspnea, measurement and assessment strategies, and management techniques, this book provides the vital information needed to understand this complex symptom and will be invaluable to pulmonologists and all healthcare professionals who care for patients with this distressing and disabling problem.
Historical and Current Perspectives. Dyspnea in the Elderly. Dyspnea in COPD. Dyspnea in Asthma. Dyspnea in ILD. Language of Dyspnea. Clinical Ratings. Ratings During Exercise. The Measurement of Dyspnea In Clinical Trials. Diagnosis of Unexplained Dyspnea. Impact of Dyspnea on Health Status. Bronchodilators and ICS. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Inspiratory Muscle Training. Oxygen. Coping Strategies. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. End of Life
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