Pulmonary Diseases of Interest for Anaesthesiologists

  • E. Ciani


If one considers the most widespread pulmonary diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deserves the first place on the list. COPD is world-wide the fourth most common cause of death and shows an increasing rate of incidence both in industrialized and in developing countries. Thus, for an anaesthesi-ologist an understanding of this disease is important now and probably in the future as well.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Chronic Bronchitis Respir Crit Airflow Obstruction 
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