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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Diffuse airflow obstruction and ‘restrictive’ lung disease

Diffuse airflow obstruction and ‘restrictive’ lung disease

(p.281) Chapter 17 Diffuse airflow obstruction and ‘restrictive’ lung disease
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how supportive care can relieve symptoms due to chronic diffuse airflow obstruction pulmonary or pleural disease, which causes lung restriction. It considers diseases causing chronic diffuse airflow obstruction and discusses their pathophysiology and disease trajectory. The analysis reveals that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the commonest respiratory disease requiring supportive care and that supportive care needs should be assessed and supplied in parallel with conventional medical management.

Keywords:   airflow obstruction, pleural disease, lung restriction, supportive care, COPD, medical management

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