Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558861
Title:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Authors:
Morrow, Ruth
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558861
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
COPD, a common preventable and treatable disease, is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease. It has two components: • its pulmonary component is characterised by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible • FEV1:FVC ratio <70%, post-bronchodilator (measured via spirometry) • its extrapulmonary effects (weight loss, nutritional abnormalities, skeletal muscle dysfunction, and increased risk for myocardial infarction, osteoporosis, etc.) contribute to the severity in individual patients.
Keywords:
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE; RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorrow, Ruthen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T09:03:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T09:03:09Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558861en
dc.descriptionCOPD, a common preventable and treatable disease, is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease. It has two components: • its pulmonary component is characterised by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible • FEV1:FVC ratio <70%, post-bronchodilator (measured via spirometry) • its extrapulmonary effects (weight loss, nutritional abnormalities, skeletal muscle dysfunction, and increased risk for myocardial infarction, osteoporosis, etc.) contribute to the severity in individual patients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectCHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.subjectRESPIRATORY DISORDERSen
dc.titleChronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
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