Divided into three sections spanning the mechanisms of dyspnea, measurement and assessment strategies, and management techniques-this reference illustrates the impact of dyspnea on patients with chronic respiratory disease. With contributions by recognized experts on the topic, this handbook provides an abundance of practical information and recommendations for patients with COPD and focuses on current treatment methods for the relief of breathlessness.
Table of Contents
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