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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences

  • Linda Nici
  • Richard ZuWallack

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kristina L. Bailey, Jadvinder Goraya, Stephen L. Rennard
    Pages 15-30
  3. Michael D. L. Morgan
    Pages 31-45
  4. Thierry Troosters
    Pages 47-59
  5. Luis F. Diez-Morales, Vincent Cunanan
    Pages 61-68
  6. Matthew D. Jankowich
    Pages 69-94
  7. Vincent S. Fan, Nicholas D. Giardino
    Pages 95-118
  8. Paula Meek
    Pages 119-136
  9. Marc-André Caron, Marie-Eve Thériault, Richard Debigaré, François Maltais
    Pages 137-159
  10. Judith Garcia-Aymerich
    Pages 161-170
  11. Bram van den Borst, Annemie M. W. J. Schols
    Pages 171-192
  12. Kristina Frogale, Kerry M. Schnell, Cynthia M. Boyd
    Pages 193-210
  13. Rachael A. Evans, Robert G. Varadi, Kambiz Mirzaei, Roger S. Goldstein
    Pages 211-252
  14. Emiel F. M. Wouters, Ingrid M. L. Augustin
    Pages 267-279
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 281-288

About this book


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. By 2020, COPD is expected to be the fifth leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. COPD is associated with significant co-morbid illnesses including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, osteoporosis, depression and thoracic malignancies. In addition, COPD patients often have systemic manifestations of their disease, including peripheral muscle dysfunction, decreased activity levels and nutritional abnormalities, all of which contribute to poor functional status, decreased quality of life and increased health care utilization. Lack of recognition and understanding of the complex interactions of these common co-morbid conditions and systemic effects often contributes to sub-optimal care for patients with COPD.

Comprehensive in covering the range of co-morbidities that often accompany COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences provides a concise, evidence-based review of the problem and its systemic manifestations. All physicians interested in this growing disorder – from subspecialists to primary care providers –will find in this timely and informative title the practical, state-of-the art approaches needed to provide targeted, integrated care for patients with COPD.


Body composition COPD Cardiovascular disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Depression Disease management Inactivity Mortality Muscle dysfunction Osteoporosis Systemic inflammation Thoracic malignancies

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Nici
    • 1
  • Richard ZuWallack
    • 2
  1. 1.Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Cent, Chief, Pulmonary and Critical CareThe Warren Alpert School of MedicineProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Associate Chief, Pulmonary and CriticalUniversity of Connecticut School of MediHartfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Book Subtitle Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences
  • Editors Linda Nici
    Richard ZuWallack
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-672-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-62703-945-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-673-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Internal Medicine
    Primary Care Medicine
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