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COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

by Jeremy Brown, PhD
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    The lecture COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Jeremy Brown, PhD is from the course Airway Diseases. It contains the following chapters:

    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Symptoms of COPD
    • Clinical signs of COPD
    • Tests and investigations
    • Treatment
    • Acute exacerbation
    • Complications and associations
    • Summary of COPD

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. All patients with COPD have smoked.
    2. Low birth weight predisposes to COPD.
    3. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency causes early onset emphysema.
    4. COPD is characterised by an increased rate in the annual fall in FEV1 .
    1. Pleuritic chest pain
    2. Ankle oedema
    3. Weight loss
    4. Depression and anxiety
    1. COPD causes a restrictive impairment in spirometry.
    2. Absence of wheeze on auscultation does not exclude COPD as a diagnosis.
    3. Some patients with COPD have a reduced transfer factor.
    4. Routine blood tests are usually normal or only show mild abnormalities in patients with COPD.
    1. Long term oxygen treatment for patients with respiratory failure
    2. Long acting inhaled B1 agonists
    3. Oral aminophyllines
    4. Lung volume reduction surgery
    1. If a blood gas taken on air shows a PaO2 of 7.0, a PaCO2 of 8.5 with a pH of 7.29 and a HCO3- of 25
    2. If a blood gas taken on air shows a PaO2 of 7.0, a PaCO2 of 5.5 with a pH of 7.39 and a HCO3- of 25
    3. If a blood gas taken on air shows a PaO2 of 9.0, a PaCO2 of 6.0 with a pH of 7.37 and a HCO3- of 25
    4. If a blood gas taken on air shows a PaO2 of 7.0, a PaCO2 of 7.5 with a pH of 7.38 and a HCO3- of 38
    1. Interstitial lung disease
    2. Bronchiectasis
    3. Chronic asthma
    4. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

    Author of lecture COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

     Jeremy Brown, PhD

    Jeremy Brown, PhD


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