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Dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

Michelle M. Peters and Denis E. Oʼdonnell

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Respiratory discomfort or dyspnoea is the primary symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and is a prime contributor to the poor quality of life of patients diagnosed with this ... More


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

David M. Burns

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoking is the dominant cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for both ... More


Addressing sustainability: a hospital-based action research study

Geralyn Hynes

in Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644155
eISBN:
9780191749094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644155.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Palliative care policies highlight the requirement for all healthcare staff to be able to provide basic palliative care in their clinical practice. However, difficulties persist in embedding ... More


Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the effectiveness of respiratory muscle training (RMT) in the management of dyspnoea. It explains that dysfunction of respiratory muscles occurs in chronic obstructive pulmonary ... More


Nutrition and cachexia

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the nutritional aspects of cachexia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. It explains that pulmonary cachexia is a frequently occurring complication in ... More


Diffuse airflow obstruction and ‘restrictive’ lung disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines how supportive care can relieve symptoms due to chronic diffuse airflow obstruction pulmonary or pleural disease, which causes lung restriction. It considers diseases causing ... More


Breathing

Christopher Eccleston

in Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198727903
eISBN:
9780191814099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727903.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How we come to be aware of breathing and control over breathing is reviewed. The psychology of respiratory awareness, variability, and control are all discussed. The role of breathing in fear and ... More


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