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1. Natural Therapies for Emphysema
2. The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
3. Breathing Free: The Revolutionary
4. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic
5. On Chronic Bronchitis, Especially
6. Courage and Information for Life
7. Emphysema and Common Sense,
8. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
9. Molecular Biology of the Lung:
10. Emphysema: Webster's Timeline
11. The Quiet Killer: Emphysema/Chronic
12. Emphysema (A Love Story) (Performance
13. Living with Your Bronchitis and
14. Spontaneous retropharyngeal and
15. Coping With Bronchitis and Emphysema
17. The no-drug approach to conquering
18. Enjoying Life With Emphysema
19. Fact/Book on Sinusitis, Bronchitis
20. Biochemistry, Pathology and Genetics

1. Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD: Relief and Healing for Chronic Pulmonary Disorders
by Robert J. Green Jr.
Paperback: 196 Pages (2007-04-04)
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Asin: 1594771634
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The first book to address emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from a nutritional and alternative medicine approach

• Explains the benefits of detoxification, dietary changes, and food combining

• Details 45 suggested herbs and 26 nutritional supplements as well as information on how to stop smoking

Approximately 35 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--emphysema constituting 18 million of that group. Worldwide, as many as 293 million people suffer with these conditions. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming nearly 120,000 lives annually. Yet conventional approaches to treatment, with their regimens of drugs and unceasing physical therapy, provide neither cure nor significant relief.

In Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD, Robert Green shows that alternative holistic therapies ranging from herbs to homeopathy offer great promise in relieving COPD’s debilitating symptoms. Starting with the basics of the physiology of respiration, Green presents a comprehensive program that includes detoxification, dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and herbal medicine; breathing techniques and exercise options such as aerobics, yoga, qigong, and tai chi; and alternative therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and massage--noting how and why each therapy works. He also details how to stop smoking, includes resources for alternative health practitioners, and provides sources for the alternative products recommended. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worthy reading for those who want comprehensive answers.
This book gave me what I'd hoped for. Answers that satisfy my demand to know WHY .This is no mere piece of self serving advertisment. This book explains how your lungs work and what foods ( for example) feed your body's need to constrict your breathing. I cut out two of the foods suggested and within days, noticed a positive change. That's great, sure, but what is really great is this book explains on the cellular level, WHY it works the way it does.
Buy this book !
Greg ( 40% of my lungs left)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Information
Thank you for this book - my hubby has COPD, and I've been able to learn more about it and help him.Thank you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money -- even at only $10.17
The author uses 177 pages for what could probably be written on 5 - 10 pages.The content is terrible, especially the first two chapters (1. Essential respiratory Anatomy and Physiology and 2. Understanding COPD and Emphysema)which are not well organized and are more like studying to beomce a doctor, versus advice for a person wanting to know the practicalities of identifying and then how to deal with COPD.Also, you can find much better advice elswhere for dietary considerations -- the two chapters (5. Dietary Therapeutics and 6. Dietary Supplements) are very weak -- many of the heart disease books sold on Amazon do a much better job with thiese topics.I didn't read in detail the chapter on quitting smoking (4.) because I don't have that concern but it also seemed weak.There has to be better books on this subject elsewhere -- I will continue to look for others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Alternative Options
I was recently diagnosed with COPD and told to puff on an inhaler once a day, probably for the rest of my life.I ordered some books on the subject and this book offers lots of alternatives to the drugs that I just refuse to take.I asked to go to a specialist and have been told that my problem is mild and I don't have to use an inhaler.It was well worth questioning and this book gives you the confidence to do so.

3-0 out of 5 stars the book was not much help
the book was not much help. there is no cure for copd as you should know already. the best advice is take mucinex ... Read more

2. The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook
by François Haas, Sheila Sperber Haas
Paperback: 318 Pages (2000-10-15)
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Asin: 047123995X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Dr. François Haas is an unusually gifted scientist and a compassionate human being."–HOWARD A. RUSK, M.D. Founder and Chairman, Rusk Institute

The bestselling guide for chronic bronchitis and emphysema sufferers–newly revised and expanded. For the millions of people diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, this bestselling guide is now revised and expanded to offer the most up-to-date information available. From helping you understand your disease and its proper care to showing you how to restore vitality and satisfaction to your relationships, Dr. François Haas and Dr. Sheila Sperber Haas provide you with the facts and information needed to find the right treatment and take full advantage of it. Written in a clear and helpful style, The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook now includes current information on useful complementary approaches–including herbal therapy–plus effective exercises and the latest medical advances. You’ll discover:

  • How to find the right doctor for you and discuss your treatment options
  • How to deal with HMOs and the companies that provide supplemental oxygen
  • Which new surgical techniques are most promising
  • How to manage stress and anxiety
  • How to slow your disease and substantially improve your quality of life
  • A variety of helpful resources accessible by phone or web
  • The newsletters written by experts that will keep you up-to-date
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5-0 out of 5 stars Handbook
This is a very informative and interesting book. I would recommend it for patients and care-takers.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book on COPD for Lay People
Having finally realized early in 2007 that I had COPD after two years of misdiagnoses, I started working my way through both the popularly written and medical literature in an effort to understand what was happening. This is, hands down, the single best book for a newbie to COPD. It lucidly and accurately covers the important medical data on the set of conditions (bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma) that together constitute COPD. There are other books worth having, but this is the one to start with. One does want to get the second edition, since quite a bit was learned about COPD in the decade between the two editions, for example, about the signficance, use, availability of, and third-party payment for, oxygen therapy for COPD patients.

An earlier reviewer has trashed the book as depressing and a downer for people with COPD. His review so attacked the book that it almost discouraged me from buying it. I probably would have skipped it, had I not been dedicated to buying just about everything that seemed as though it might be even remotely useful. I'm glad that I didn't follow his advice, for that's not how I read the book. Instead, I found it empowering. Understanding the disease (or more properly, diseases) and knowing exactly how each works strikes me as the sine qua non for adopting coping strategies. Many of the medical books I've gotten cover the same territory as the Haases in -- as one would expect - a much more thorough and technical manner. But none present the information so readably. In essence the Haases have distilled and abstracted most of the important information to be found in the more recondite medical texts.

One can employ numerous strategies to palliate the symptoms, to retard the disease's degenerative progression, to improve how one feels, most likely to extend one's lifetime, and -- unless one is at the most severe end of the disease -- to achieve a considerably improved quality of life. The (admittedly rather grisly) illustration of a "pink puffer" and a "blue bloater," which so distressed the disgruntled reviewer, let me know that I had the type of COPD in which bronchitis predominated (i.e., I'm a "blue bloater" but without the cyanosis, thank goodness). Useful to know (and subsequently confirmed by my physician), since the long-term course of bronchitis and emphysema are different. Puffers and bloaters also need to adopt different diets: the former (with emphysema dominant) lose weight, while bloaters tend to be overweight. The one needs to eat to gain wait, the other to lose weight. It may depress Disgruntled, but I found this useful to know -- and learned it all from the Haases.

The book has myriad useful tips. Many of these can be found elsewhere, but here they are all together in one handbook. To cite just a few: the importance and utility: of breathing exercises; of pulmonary rehabilitation therapy, which conditions one's muscles to require less oxygen; of techniques for dislodging mucous from the bronchii so that it can be expelled; of diet (emphasize anti-oxidants like fruits & vegetables, especially the fruits); of the right meds; of natural pharmacological agents that over a long term tend benignly to influence lung functioning (such as megadoses of Vitamins A, C, and E, a discussion of which probably is not in the first edition, since most of the studies have been done after 1990) and powerful nonprescription meds like Quercetin and N-acetyl-cysteine, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that, especially if taken together with Bromelain and Vitamin C eliminate many free oxygen radicals in the lungs and respiratory tissue; of the counterintuitive importance of exercise for patients who sometimes feel so fatigued that they can't get out of bed; of the organizations, newsletters, and support groups for COPD that exist; of the importance for many patients of using oxygen 24/7 (statistically it extends the lifetime of moderately to severely afflicted COPD patients by a year and a half: a good guess, though, is that oxygen therapy + diet + exercise + meds + not smoking again, ever, + avoiding situations likely to cause bronchial infections and irritation = the strong likelihood of a significantly longer and productive lifetime).

One will, then, learn from the Haas's book not only that one will probably die from the disease but also the many things that one can do before then to improve one's breathing and one's quality of life. So far as dying goes, I might add that I personally found it quite comforting to learn that my hitherto fantasied end of dying while gasping for breath -- is a fantasy. Most COPD patients will lapse into an irrecoverable coma when they reach the point where their lungs can't put enough oxygen into their blood stream even to maintain consciousness. Which is to say that we usually die painlessly in our sleep.

Which brings me to my last point, which neither the Haases nor anyone other than a handful of people working in the field discuss much, though one sees it often mentioned en passant: COPD can hinder one's ability to think. By diminishing the quantity of oxygen available for the frontal lobes to use, it can drastically reduce one's ability to think abstractly, to problem-solve. It also interferes with one's psychomotor skills (e.g., hand-eye coordination), but for most COPD patients that probably matters less. Pretty useful to know that you're not necessarily getting more stupid by the day, but instead that your brain is suffering from hypoxia (oxygen deprivation). Interestingly, the disease does not affect one's memory or language skills in the same way, which definitely suggests that the primary oxygen deficit is in the frontal lobes. [See Sean B. Rourke, Julie D. Rippeth, and Igor Grant "Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Hypoxemia and the Treatment Effects of Long-Term Oxygen Therapy" in Walter J. Odonohue, ed., Long-Term Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Basis and Clinical Application. Informa Healthcare, 1995 - available through Amazon.] This also means that dextro-methamphetamine (such as Adderall) can be useful for counteracting the diminished cognitive functioning by dint of increasing blood flow (and thus the quantity of oxygen) to the frontal lobes. So far as I have been able to ascertain, there is no experimental literature on this, despite the obvious logic of the hypothesis. Thus, not the Haases, nor the authors of the paper I cited, nor anyone else that I have read even suggests as a wild hypothesis that moderate doses of d-methamphetamine (10-30mg range, depending on the patient) might provide considerable relief for cognitive disturbances in COPD patients, especially those with bronchitis dominant, since d-meth automatically also works as an appetite suppressant. For that very reason, however, it might be dangerous for emphysema-dominant COPD patients, since they already tend to be underweight and suffering from malnutrition. So how might a bronchitis-dominant COPD patient get Adderall or a generic for it prescribed? One way would be also to get diagnosed for adult attention deficit disorder, the symptoms of which closely resemble those caused by frontal lobe hypoxia in adults.

One needs to know the kinds of things I've discussed when one talks to one's physician, so that together you can plan a feasible strategy for stabilizing the disease. The damage already done can't be reversed, but there is much one can do to slow the disease's progression to a crawl. One can't count on the docs knowing everything. The COPD patient her- or himself needs to know as much as possible about the disease. For the physicians, even pulmonologists, your disease is one of many that they need to treat. For you it is -- or should be -- the main thing you need to know about. So buy the Haas's book and start acquiring the necessary information. [Review slightly revised & updated 12/02/2009. So far as I know, though I haven't been scouting the lay literature recently, the book by the Haases remains the best book for lay people.]

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the book you need to read...
My Dad has emphysema and I got him this book, which of course, being the hard head he is, he refused to read it. My Mom, however, read it through and through and it just so happens it saved my Dad's life on more than one occasions. If you have any kind of COPD problem this is a great book to learn how to cope. Don't be like my Dad and wait for someone to do it for you. Life short...this book may help you to make it much longer and much easier to deal with if you are suffering with this disease or you know or love someone who is. My Dad just had his 73rd birthday. He is on oxygen 24/7. He play golf everyday. Before this book...he was a couch potato. My hearts and prayers are with all of you out there dealing with this. I hope this book helps you like it has helped my family.

1-0 out of 5 stars Makes You Want to Shoot Yourself!
I absolutely found this book repugnant. The illustractions are frightening and grim. In fact Figure 3.1 a wicked line drawing of a "pink puffer and a blue bloater" looks like a dark ages depiction of hell. Everyone with COPD knows we are going to die and that we are going to die younger than our cohorts. At fifty-five and having been diagnosed at forty, this book temporarily robbed me of any hope to lead an even worthwhile life. This was all compounded by the once again grotesque illustrations by Kenneth Axen. Far better and more hopeful is the "Courage" book that offers a story of hope, dignity, and the ability to cope. As a licensed psychotherapist I actually think the "Handbook" could be psychologically damaging to some patients. Since depression and anxiety go hand in hand with COPD, the "in your face" approach to this book is best to be avoided

5-0 out of 5 stars The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook
This handbook is a Godsend. Every website I went to gave mostly explanations of what COPD is. Those of us who suffer with COPD usually know what it is. This book is like a "COPD For Dummy's". It gives information on an enormous amount of topics in plain lay English. I can't thank the authors enough for this important tool. ... Read more

3. Breathing Free: The Revolutionary 5-Day Program to Heal Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Ailments
by Teresa Hale
Paperback: 304 Pages (2000-08-22)
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Asin: 0609806343
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who suffer from asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, or other respiratory ailments? Far too often, people with these illnesses are prescribed medications that only mask symptoms, instead of really treating the underlying condition. If you are among this group, it's time for you to escape this prison and start Breathing Free.

Teresa Hale, founder of the world-renowned Hale Clinic, has created a groundbreaking treatment that can dramatically change the lives of anyone who feels the crippling affect these illnesses can have on their daily lives, in as little as five days. Called the Breath Connection, this revolutionary program is based on more than forty-five years of empirical research, as well as the Buteyko method, which focuses on dysfunctional breathing, or overbreathing, as the cause of more than 200 respiratory diseases.

Breathing Free is complete with line drawings and clear instructions on how to use these simple methods to reestablish normal breathing patterns to prevent and overcome attacks, restore healthy and restful sleep, and reduce the need for medication by up to 60 percent. For the many people who have lived with the struggle of breathing problems, Breathing Free provides hope for relief, better health, and a better life.Amazon.com Review
Asthma kills 6,000 people a year. Respiratory illnesses affectmillions more. According to Teresa Hale, asthmatics and others withrespiratory illnesses are breathing wrong. "We have been led tobelieve that deep breathing is good for us because it increases ouroxygen intake. In fact, the reverse is true. The more we breathe, theless oxygen actually reaches the cells of our bodies," says Hale inBreathing Free: The Revolutionary 5-Day Program to Heal Asthma,Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Ailments. Herbreathing program, Breath Connection, teaches you to change yourbreathing patterns so that you won't need to wheeze, breathe heavily,or take gulps of air after exertion. Hale promises that five days onthis program will reduce your need for medications, and regularpractice often increases metabolism and leads to weight loss.

Breathing Free gives a self-test to assess your breathing andteaches several techniques to improve it. Hale explains how to adaptthe program for mild, moderate, or severe asthma; emphysema;bronchitis; panic attacks; general health; and children withasthma. She also suggests dietary guidelines.

Hale's program isbased on the work of Konstantin Buteyko of the former Soviet Union. Itis easy to understand, but will take time and effort to master. ButHale says you have a choice: "Stay where you are, with your daydreamsand your deteriorating health, or take control and make some effort toeffect permanent change." Hale founded Britain's renowned Hale Clinic,whose clients have included Princess Diana, the Duchess of York, TinaTurner, Richard Gere, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. --Joan Price ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Headache relief with understanding
Debilitating headaches and nothing I could do!...until I picked up the book Breathing Free by Teresa Hale of London's Hale Clinic.I wasn't even reading it for myself ... I am not asthmatic; my cardiovascular system is involved.This book thoroughly explains my dilemma and walks me through a solution (the Buteyko Breathing Technique).What's more, I've gone from a CP of 10 to 30 in a short time.I'll have trouble till the culprit ozone (ethanol gas, some air purifiers, etc) is removed from our airspace but my live has been greatly eased.I have never read a more helpful book; thank you Teresa Hale!sl

PS I'm on my third reading :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars 'Breathing Free' by Teresa Hale
This book teaches the reader to use the basics of the Buyteko breathing method to aleviate allergy and asthma symptoms.I already had an understanding of this approach, so implementing the breathing exercises was not difficult.As promised on the cover, I did experience a dramatic change, not in the asthma, but in the allergies.After the first day, my sinus problems cleared up considerably.For the first time in years, I can breath without mucus obstruction.I have tapered off two allergy medicines already.In fact, I did not know I had so many sinus issues until I did the breathing sets in the book.My lack of improvement in the asthma was not the book's fault.I had been for two years a nose breather and was taping my mouth at night to prevent mouth breathing.This immediately decreases asthma symptoms because the body is expelling less carbon dioxide, a necessary element for good health.However, unless this is accompanied by additional Buyteko exercies, the asthma will eventually worsen again, as mine did.If you are serious about pursuing Buyteko, read this book and find a qualified practitioner who teaches breath holds (also known as "pauses" in the Buyteko world.)Although the reduced breathing or relaxed breathing works for some people, it was not sufficient for me.A slightly more aggressive approach actually speeds along the recovery from asthma.After finding a competent Buyteko teacher at "[...]", the asthma symptoms are gradually subsiding.This book is defintely a good step toward controlling lung issues.

4-0 out of 5 stars Breathing free
I read this book then recommended to my spouse and daughter who both have breathing problems.My daughter with asthma and spouse with COPD and emphasyma.

They took the reading serious and have been practising the exercises.

The service from Amazon was terrific, came before the time table which was nice.

Thanks for the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Asthma Control Technique
This is an outstanding book!I have been having some asthma symptoms, adult onset, and it was frightening to say the least.With this material I learned a different way of breathing, I learned the connection between panic and anxiety and asthma so as to be less frightened, and I simply feel better.I think everybody should read this, and not just those with asthma or emphysema.I didn't realize that the body won't die from an asthma attack unless medications are being used which alter the body's response to asthma.That fact in itself took a lot of fear out of my breathing difficulties, thus helping me to breathe easier.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book has the actual exercises, some do not
This book has the actual Buteyko exercises, whereas some of the books that talk about the Buteyko method, just tease you and never get around to giving you the exercises (Freedom from Asthma).It also has little pictures and charts to help you be more self-disciplined with the program.I do not know if it works yet, as I've barely started and have severe asthma. I'll write again later. ... Read more

4. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions:Self Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and others (Third Edition)
by Kate Lorig, Halsted Holman MD, David Sobel MD, Diana Laurent MPH
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-09-01)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$14.00
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Asin: 1933503017
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Filled with hundreds of tips, suggestions, and strategies, this guide offers practical medical solutions in clear language. It explains how to develop and maintain exercise and nutrition programs, manage symptoms, determine when to seek medical help, work effectively with doctors, properly use medications and minimize side effects, find community resources, discuss the illness with family and friends, and tailor social activities for particular conditions. Written by six medical professionals, this book encourages an individual approach to the process, with the ultimate goal being greater self-management. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University with hundreds of volunteers, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and thousands of people with chronic conditions all over the world.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Informative and Upbeat
I was recently diagnosed with COPD and bought this book, along with several others dealing with chronic illness."Living a Healthy Life...." is the only book you need; a thorough, complete and very upbeat guide. The book deals with understanding the illness, dealing with depression, learning how to self-manage, specific exercises for the illness you have, medication, diet, planning for the future and much more.I refer to it almost daily.

Be aware that the book is updated regularly!I have the third edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Healthy Living
I signed up to take this Healthy Living course which involved this book.I highly recommend it to anyone with a chronic disease or anyone caring for someone with a chronic disease.It is loaded with helpful tips and information on how to live with chronic disease as well as how to exercise and eat healthy.

5-0 out of 5 stars As Stated
The Book was as stated, and it came ingood time,I wish I could get another one for
the price, thanks

5-0 out of 5 stars Living a Healthy Life with Cgronic Conditions.
Since I have had both Lupus and HepC for 40 years, it is an informative book on how to handle the fatigue and still have energy to do fun things.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chronic Conditions
This book is an excellent summary of current findings on several chronic conditions prevalent in our society including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and others.It offers many suggestions for both patient and caretaker in dealing with problems in daily living with the above mentioned diseases. ... Read more

5. On Chronic Bronchitis, Especially As Connected with Gout, Emphysema, and Diseases of the Heart
by Edward Headlam Greenhow
Paperback: 266 Pages (2010-01-10)
list price: US$27.75 -- used & new: US$16.60
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Asin: 1141631768
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

6. Courage and Information for Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Handbook for Patients, Families and Care Givers Managing COPD, Emphysema, Bronchitis
by Rick Carter, Brooke Nicotra, Jo-Von Tucker, Thomas Petty, Richard Knowles
Paperback: 272 Pages (2001-09-28)
list price: US$40.00 -- used & new: US$31.58
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Asin: 1882431073
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Text, for consumers, covering tips, information, and details of daily living with COPD. Chapters include a dialogue between physician and patient, frequently asked questions, you and your doctors, breathing and COPD, treatment, supplemental oxygen, smoking, sleep and sex, exercise and nutrition, severe disease and treatment, surgery, and more. Softcover. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Reference Book
Recently I was diagnosed with mild COPD, so want to learn as much as possible about it.This book, written in an easily understood style, thoroughly covers most of the questions I've had about the illness. I found the chapter on medications especially informative.This book has proven to be a valuable reference for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Copd information
This is a really good book, i bought this for my sister who was diagnosed with copd. Very easy to read and to understand. I read the entire book also so i could better understand the disease. Would recommend this to anyone who is suffering from copd or who has a loved one who is suffering. Nikki stewart


To all who contributed to this fine book, my undying gratitude!

When first diagnosed with COPD, all I wanted to do was research, research, research!The more I read, the more frustrated I became - that is until I located Courage and Information.This book is so down-to-earth!And it is filled with prospectives of not only a physician (with no medical "jargon"), a psychiatrist (without all the normal "stuff") and...can you believe it?...A PATIENT.How unusual to find a book written, at least in part, from the patient's prospective.What a great idea! Like I said earlier, just good, practical, common-sense information.

Even my pulmonologist agrees that it is the best resource material he has seen!And as far as I'm concerned, that's the best recommendation of all!

It really WILL help me to live a better, more fulfilling life.It will help you too.But you've got to read it first.You'll be glad you did.


5-0 out of 5 stars Helping You Find the Way
If you or someone you love has been given the diagnosis of COPD, you may be asking, What now? Is there anything that can be done? Is there hope? The answer is, Yes! Life can be good with COPD and this book is a most valuableresource for the COPD patient, caregiver, and health care professional.

As a respiratory therapist working in Pulmonary Rehab I see thatpatients who learn about their disease and how to cope with the changes itbrings live healthier, happier lives. They know that education, exercise,and support as well as a positive attitude are so important.

Courage andInformation for Life with COPD is not only your map to learning, amongother things, about finding a great specialist, taking breathingmedications, using supplemental oxygen if needed, and finding help andsupport in your community.It is the story of a lady who has experiencedthe devastation of the diagnosis and not only lives, but thrives with COPD!Jo-Von Tucker's search for knowledge has helped her to move from the roleof patient / victim to that of person / survivor. You must know that youdo not have to face COPD alone!When reading Courage and Information youwill surely say, That's me.Jo-Von's been through some of the same thingsthat I'm going through.

There are so many things you can do to helpyourself.Changed as it may be, you can live a rich and full life, evenwith COPD. Courage and Information willl help you find the way. ... Read more

7. Emphysema and Common Sense,
by Spencer H. Robley
Paperback: Pages (1974-09)
list price: US$3.95
Isbn: 0132747952
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8. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)
Hardcover: 536 Pages (2003-11-14)
list price: US$229.95 -- used & new: US$77.20
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Asin: 0824708970
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Collects all available knowledge on the subject, featuring the latest data on the national emphysema treatment trial. Explores the epidemiology of emphysema, the management of complications, and surgical controversies in lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema (LVRS). ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars [...] Book Review
Medical Science Books Medical Book Review:

In the past decade no topic in pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery has generated as much excitement and controversy as lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema.This latest installment in the continuing Lung Biology in Health and Disease series from Marcel Dekker, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema, represents an ambitious effort to review both science and opinion on this important topic.To this end the editors have assembled a panel of nationally-recognized experts to report on the current status of this rapidly evolving area of inquiry.

The title of this volume is too modest; the book is more than a treatise on LVRS alone. The first few chapters include excellent overviews on the epidemiology, pathology, physiology and medical therapy of emphysema.The ensuing essays on LVRS cover a wide range of key topics, including both scientific and practical considerations.Especially helpful to those planning such procedures or developing such programs are the chapters on evaluation, anesthesia and outcomes.The last essay, aptly-titled "Not the Final Chapter: The National Emphysema Treatment Trial," provides a fascinating insight into the historical, political and scientific contexts of this landmark study.The NETT is well-summarized in both the text and tables. Evaluation and management algorithms in both this chapter and Chapter 7 are particularly useful.

The book is well-presented.The Table of Contents is detailed, and the Indices are organized by both Author and Subject.These features further enhance its value as a reference tool.Despite the multiplicity of authors, redundancy is minimal.Regrettably, although it is mentioned in the Preface, the checkered history of surgical interventions for emphysema is largely ignored.Such a review of our surgical heritage could have provided a fascinating perspective from which to assess and contrast the current rigorous analysis that this book represents.

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema is an essential reference for those with an interest in emphysema and its surgical palliation.The editors and authors have made a major contribution to our understanding, study and treatment of this chronic and disabling condition.

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9. Molecular Biology of the Lung: Emphysema and Infection (Respiratory Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy) (v. 1)
Hardcover: 650 Pages (1998-12-01)
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The techniques and knowledge in molecular biology are advancing rapidly. The basic mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of various lung conditions including asthma, COPD and lung cancer are being clarified by the application of this powerful technology.Genetic causes of single gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis and -1 antitrypsin deficiency have now been well delineated. This progress leads to an understanding of the pathogenic process that result in disease.The purpose of Volumes I and II of Molecular Biology of the Lung is to provide an update on the use of this powerful technology. As such, the books provide an insight into the techniques for the non-specialist. Scientists embarking upon studies in chronic lung disease will find a review of the current status of research. At the same time, the books are useful to clinicians, both specialist and academic, and to scientists already involved in the basic aspects of the pathogenesis of lung disease. Both volumes deal with basic mechanisms of cell biology, receptors and cell activation and provides an insight as to how the technology influences our concepts of pathogenesis and vice versa.Volume I focuses on Emphysema and Infection, Volume II focuses on Asthma and Cancer. ... Read more

10. Emphysema: Webster's Timeline History, 1714 - 2007
by Icon Group International
Paperback: 230 Pages (2009-07-08)
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Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on "Emphysema," including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have Emphysema in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with Emphysema when it is used in proper noun form. Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This "data dump" results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name Emphysema, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under "fair use" conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. ... Read more

11. The Quiet Killer: Emphysema/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
by Thomas L. Petty
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2002-05)
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This work covers emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), offering new hope and insight for sufferers and their loved ones. COPD/emphysema, the fourth most common cause of death, is America's most rapidly growing health problem, claiming approximately 110,000 lives each year. Although much has been done to improve the length and the quality of life in people with COPD/emphysema, including ambulatory oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation, the disease continues to progress. With the intention of providing COPD patients with new and helpful information regarding this degenerative disease, the American Institute of Life-Threatening Illness and Loss compiled this work to inform COPD patients and their families about the growing options available for COPD sufferers. Divided into two sections, this work covers managing the advanced stages of the illness, as well as palliative care and end-of-life issues. It includes information about living with mechanical ventilation as well as nontraditional approaches to COPD treatment, hospice care, and patient advocacy. ... Read more

12. Emphysema (A Love Story) (Performance Series)
by Janet Munsil
Paperback: 96 Pages (2000-04-30)
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Silent-film performer Louise Brookes was living in obscurity when bad-boy theatre critic Kenneth Tynan, who was infatuated with her film persona Lulu, tracked her down for a New Yorker profile. In a script crackling with wit, Munsil recreates their encounter. ... Read more

13. Living with Your Bronchitis and Emphysema
by Theodore Berland, Gordon L. Snider
 Hardcover: 152 Pages (1976-07)

Isbn: 0900997575
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14. Spontaneous retropharyngeal and cervical emphysema: a rare singer's injury.: An article from: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
by Neville P. Shine, Peter Lacy, Brendan Conlon, Donald McShane
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This digital document is an article from Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, published by Thomson Gale on November 1, 2005. The length of the article is 1093 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Spontaneous retropharyngeal and cervical emphysema: a rare singer's injury.
Author: Neville P. Shine
Publication: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: November 1, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 84Issue: 11Page: 726(2)

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15. Coping With Bronchitis and Emphysema (Overcoming Common Problems Series)
by Tom Smith
Paperback: 96 Pages (1994-01)
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Lung problems are among the commonest reasons to visit the doctor.If you think you might have bronchitis or emphysema, you'll need good, clear information to explain the symptoms.Tom Smith tackles the related problems, such as smoking, and provides you with the basic information you need to talk to healthcare professionals.He explains the healthcare options that are available to you, and the support you are likely to need from those around you.An excellent guide to help you cope with the the physical and social problems bronchitis and emphysema can bring. ... Read more

by Philip Arthur. Newton
 Hardcover: Pages (1889)

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17. The no-drug approach to conquering asthma and controlling emphysema
by PhD George E Berkley
Mass Market Paperback: 192 Pages (1985)

Isbn: 0915962349
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18. Enjoying Life With Emphysema
by Thomas L. Petty, Louise M. Nett
 Paperback: 178 Pages (1987-06)
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19. Fact/Book on Sinusitis, Bronchitis and Emphysema and Their Natural Treatment
by Clifford Quick
 Paperback: Pages (1974-06)
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20. Biochemistry, Pathology and Genetics of Pulmonary Emphysema: Proceedings of a Meeting on Emphysema Held at Porto Conte, April 27-30,1980
by J. Bignon
 Hardcover: 428 Pages (1981-06)
list price: US$90.00
Isbn: 0080273793
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