What a useful little book - I hadn't realized how small and neat it would be! Using a clear bulleted style, The 10-minute consultation: COPD not only answers the practical questions about how to diagnose and treat COPD, but also provides an insight into the key evidence that informs management guidelines. I predict this book will become an indispensable guide to GPs and nurses caring for people with COPD in primary care.
Hilary Pinnock, co-lead of the education sub-committee of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group
This is a marvelously accessible small pocketbook, enabling clinicians to gain immediate access to pivotal information in the diagnosis and management of COPD, and I commend it highly.
Stephen T Holgate, Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, Southampton Medical School, UK
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease covers the spectrum of conditions formerly known as 'chronic bronchitis' and 'emphysema', in addition to poorly controlled asthma. Breathlessness is a characteristic symptom, but the disease is also associated with co-morbidities that can present major clinical problems and disability. About 80% of cases are thought to result from smoking.
The 10-minute consultation: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
is an authoritative and practical guide that helps primary care clinicians recognise and differentially diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease within the '10-minute' consultation framework. The handbook describes the necessary diagnostic lung function tests in detail and outlines the latest management options to reduce symptoms, improve lung function plus prevent and treat acute exacerbations. It includes an evidence-based discussion on the use of inhalers, oxygen therapy and end-of-life issues.
The clinician's manual is designed to be used in the clinic and for studying, containing targeted guidance on all aspects of the primary care clinician's role. Written by experienced key opinion leaders, the book supports everyday patient care and improved outcomes.
is a general practitioner at the Box Surgery in Bath, UK, and the Royal College of General Practitioner's Clinical Champion for Respiratory Diseases.
Mark L. Levy
is a general practitioner at the Kenton Bridge Medical Centre, UK, and Executive Member of the Global Alliance on Asthma (GINA).
is Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, UK, and lead of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group research programme.
is Professor of Primary Care Research and Development and Director of Research at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioner's Clinical Champion for Allergy.
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