Chapter 1. Pathophysiology

  1. Laura Blackler RN, BSc, MSc2,
  2. Christine Jones RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist — Respiratory3 and
  3. Caroline Mooney RN, Community Nurse Specialist — Respiratory4
  1. Sunny Kaul

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch1

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Kaul, S. (2007) Pathophysiology, in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (eds L. Blackler, C. Jones and C. Mooney), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

  2. 3

    King's College Hospital, London

  3. 4

    Luton Treatment Centre, Luton

Author Information

  1. King's College Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470027189

Online ISBN: 9780470697603

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Keywords:

  • pathophysiology;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • european respiratory society;
  • cigarette smoking;
  • abnormal inflammatory response

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • COPD: Definition

  • Risk Factors

  • Pathology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Compliance

  • References