Chapter 23. Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. William MacNee

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch23

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

MacNee, W. (2000) Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999



  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • bronchitis;
  • emphysema;
  • imaging techniques;
  • hypoxaemia


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Definitions and Terminology

  • Epidemiology

  • Aetiology

  • Natural History and Prognosis

  • Pathology

  • Structure-Function Relationships

  • Pathogenesis of COPD

  • Pathophysiology

  • Pulmonary Gas Exchange

  • Respiratory Muscles

  • Control of Ventilation

  • Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Function and Fluid Balance

  • Clinical Features

  • Physiological Assessment

  • Radiology

  • Long-Term Management

  • Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Management of Acute Exacerbations

  • Lung Transplantation

  • Other Forms of Emphysema

  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

  • References