COPD in the ambulatory elderly: Management update

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Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is made up of at least three entities: asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Each has its own unique physiology, pathology, and natural history. These are reviewed, and current therapeutic options are presented, including the first-line therapy of β2 agonists, theophylline, and the newer anticholinergic inhalers. The role of steroids, both acute and chronic, the proper use of antibiotics and vaccinations, and the use of home oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and anxiolytics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalGeriatrics
Volume43
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Chronic Bronchitis
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Emphysema
Cholinergic Antagonists
Theophylline
Natural History
Vaccination
Therapeutics
Rehabilitation
Asthma
Steroids
Pathology
Oxygen
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Lung

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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COPD in the ambulatory elderly : Management update. / Boyars, Michael.

In: Geriatrics, Vol. 43, No. 6, 1988, p. 29-40.

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