Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Clinical Symptoms, Emerging Treatment Strategies and Impact on Quality of Life


Jared King

Series: Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
BISAC: MED079000

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disorder characterized by chronic and recurrent air flow obstruction that increases resistance and dynamic hyperinflation of the peripheral airways. Chapter One presents a system for classification of COPD, based on fuzzy rules and a trained neural network. In Chapter Two, surrogate outcomes (i.e., physiological and/or anatomical outcomes) and outcomes that matter to patients (i.e., patient-centered), commonly used in COPD respiratory physiotherapy interventions, during stable and exacerbations periods, will be presented and discussed according to their strengths and weaknesses. Chapter Three assesses the association of COPD with the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Classification of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Based on Neuro-Fuzzy Software
(Almir Badnjevic, Mario Cifrek, Lejla Gurbeta and Elma Feric, Verlab Ltd Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and others)

Chapter 2
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Outcome Measures of Respiratory Physiotherapy in Stable and Acute Periods
(Alda Marques, Ana Oliveira, Joana Cruz, and Cristina J¨¢come, Lab 3R – Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro (ESSUA), Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3
Efficacy of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(Polikutina Olga, Slepynina Yulia, Bazdyrev Evgeniy, Karetnikova Viktori§Ñ and Barbarash Olga, Federal State Budgetary Institution Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases, Kemerovo, Russia)


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