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Diagnosis and management of pulmonary disease in primary practice

George T. Kiss

Diagnosis and management of pulmonary disease in primary practice

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Published by Addison-Wesley Medical Nursing Division in Menlo Park, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lungs -- Diseases.,
  • Family medicine.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementGeorge T. Kiss.
    SeriesThe Addison-Wesley clinical practice series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC756 .K57 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 242 p. :
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4266929M
    ISBN 10020110606X
    LC Control Number81012902

    While patients may not accurately report the help they have been offered, Rutschmann et al. In addition, some patients prefer to use a nebulizer over a handheld device. Identification of patients suitable for rehabilitation is an important component of COPD assessment, as currently the proven benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation are being denied to many patients. Early detection and treatment of COPD are clearly important.

    This study examined current treatment against treatment as recommended by the NICE guidelines. If reversibility testing was applied, diagnosis was based on post-bronchodilator values. GOLD guidelines [ 1 ] indicate spirometry as the only evaluation to confirm or exclude airflow obstruction, this being the most important diagnostic criteria of COPD. Records of all patients on the COPD register were examined and those with coding errors or normal spirometry were excluded. Research into the benefits of our system in terms of long-term improvement of clinical care and patient-centred outcomes is ongoing. Complications There are two major life-threatening complications of COPD: respiratory insufficiency and failure.

    Chest x-ray. A second limitation is the absence of symptoms registration in the database used, thus the only reference to evaluate treatment decisions was FEV1. GOLD guidelines [ 1 ] indicate spirometry as the only evaluation to confirm or exclude airflow obstruction, this being the most important diagnostic criteria of COPD. In our opinion this reduction could be a positive sign because patients felt better and had less exacerbations and did not need to visit the GP. In those presenting with suggestive symptoms a second caveat is to be aware of the problem of the patient with significant breathlessness who has only mild obstruction and where the brunt of damage is borne by the alveoli — dominant air sac disease or emphysema. Smoking cessation.


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Diagnosis and management of pulmonary disease in primary practice by George T. Kiss Download PDF Ebook

On the other hand, spirometry could be Diagnosis and management of pulmonary disease in primary practice book by GPs as not useful for determining starting therapy, since treatment is based on symptoms.

An additional 2 million may have COPD but remain undiagnosed. The data about treatment were surprising. Instead, the left heart fails to pump blood efficiently, leading to pooling of blood in the lungs and back pressure within the pulmonary system.

Conclusion Diagnostic registers of COPD in primary care contain mistakes leading to inaccurate prevalence estimates and inappropriate treatment decisions. NICE advises clinicians to be aware of the clinical features of IPF when assessing a patient and refer for a chest X-ray or to a respiratory specialist if they have concerns.

The application of reversibility testing is a controversial issue in the diagnosis of COPD in primary care [ 26 ].

Table 1 Data gathered by the COPD assessment software questionnaires not shown Full size table After clinical assessments, patients completed on-screen questionnaires. Patients should not be relying on rescue medication alone, and nurses can identify this situation early.

In this review, we provide a list of best practices that can assist nurses in the optimal care of patients with COPD. To this end, we designed the current study with the aims of: 1. Long acting bronchodilators are known to improve lung function, exercise tolerance, symptoms, and quality of life, and to reduce exacerbations [ 6 ].

Metrics details Achieving the optimal management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD is a major challenge facing all countries where smoking is and has been highly prevalent.

Handheld inhalers form the mainstay of treatment of COPD; however, some patients have difficulty using inhalers because of an inability to generate sufficient inspiratory flow, impaired manual dexterity, or cognitive impairment that leads to difficulties in following instructions concerning how to use the inhaler.

Their main advantage over MDIs is that they do not require coordination between actuation and inhalation. On this basis it is suggested that only post bronchodilator readings should be used routinely in primary care, but reversibility testing is appropriate in specific cases where asthma is suspected.

If we are to give the story a beginning it can be achieved either by the recognition of symptoms leading to an accurate objective diagnosis, or less satisfactorily by a major event such as an exacerbation starting the story. Obesity as a confounding cause of breathlessness is also underappreciated [ 4 ].

The NICE guidelines recommend that mucolytic therapy should be considered in patients with a chronic cough productive of sputum.

Enhancing the diagnosis and management of COPD in Primary care

Patients selected their response and pressed the appropriate number on the keyboard. At present, the quality of diagnosis, assessment and management of COPD is variable and does not always relate to the available knowledge about the disease and the burden it represents.

Nurses can play a pivotal role in improving the lives and health outcomes of patients with Diagnosis and management of pulmonary disease in primary practice book disease through attentive interactions and choosing the right management approach.

Health history. The classification system illustrated in Figure 4 is then used to categorize patients into four groups, with Group A having the least severe disease and Group D having the most severe disease.

Thirty nine patients were identified as asthma only, 94 had normal spirometry, 23 were restrictive and 2 had a cardiac disorder. The Lung Health Study.The research team included 10 practice-management experts and consultants, briefed on COPD and equipped with a standard discussion guide, who surveyed 25 practices in the United States about their management of patients with the disease.

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