Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management, Third Edition

by Donald A. Mahler (Editor), Denis E. O’Donnell (Editor)

With the high prevalence of chronic pulmonary diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, it is important to understand the mechanisms, measurement, and management of dyspnea, which is the patient’s primary complaint. Physicians need to recognize the cause of dyspnea and know how to treat it, ensuring that patients can cope effectively with this distressing symptom.

Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management, Third Edition has been completely updated and revised to help pulmonologists and all those interested in lung disease understand the complex nature of dyspnea.

Key features:

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of dyspnea in chronic pulmonary diseases
  • Offers the insight of international experts and key opinion leaders who provide trusted, authoritative information
  • Includes key guidelines on the multi-dimensional measurement, assessment, and management of dyspnea to ensure best practice
  • Details the developments and key treatment methods to ensure that the best possible treatment and management can be performed
  • Contains new chapters on dyspnea based on gender, with the aged, in pregnancy and obesity, and in palliative care settings—providing guidance for these challenging special populations

With three sections spanning the mechanisms of dyspnea, measurement and assessment strategies, and management techniques, this book provides the vital information needed to understand this complex symptom and will be invaluable to pulmonologists and all healthcare professionals who care for patients with this distressing and disabling problem.

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