Title: Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options for Lung Hyperinflation
Authors: Langer, Daniel #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Novartis
Host Document: Hyperinflation of the lung and its management edition:1st pages:86-98
Abstract: This book deals with Lung Hyperinflation a medical condition as catastrophic
as hyperinflation is for the Economy.
It is well known, that Lung Hyperinflation in severe cases imposes a huge
mechanical load on the respiratory system that may lead to respiratory
failure with deadly cardiopulmonary consequences.
In addition, mild hyperinflation is a very common condition in Chronic Airway
Diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma,
and Bronchiectasis, significantly affecting everyday symptoms and the
Quality of life of those patients.
The aim of this book is to introduce the concept of Lung Hyperinflation, its
effects on the mechanics of breathing leading to dyspnea, and its negative
consequences for the functions of the Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Since the book is for Practicing Pulmonologists, Internists, General
Practitioners, Respiratory Physiotherapists, Nurses and Medical Students,
specific efforts were made to avoid, as much as it was feasible, advanced
physiology-pathophysiology, in other words - no algebra and no complex
mathematical equations!
Major emphasis was put on the demonstration of a number of very effective
modes of treatment for Lung Hyperinflation. Moreover, the authors repeatedly
provide a compelling rationale (solidly based on mounting evidence) for lung
deflation as the primary goal for the management of patients with Chronic
Airways Diseases.
Thus, the main message of the book could be “Lung Hyperinflation is a very
important clinical condition that makes breathing very difficult but today, a
number of treatments can reverse it”.
ISBN: 978-618-5082-38-3
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AHb
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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