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Prevent Emphysema Now!

Information for Physicians on the Diagnosis and Treatment of COPD

Introduction
Making the Diagnosis of COPD
How to Test for Emphysema
Who Should Be Treated
Suggested Treatment Emphysema
Other Therapy for Emphysema
References
Resources
Appendix A
Pulmonary Function Reimbursement (as of 6/03)
Sponsors
 

Selected Resources

WEBSITES

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) http://www.aarc.org/

National Emphysema Prevention Program (NEPP)
http://www.nepp.org/

National Lung Health Education Program (NLHEP) www.nlhep.org

US COPD Coalition
http://www.uscopd.com/


MEDICAL ARTICLES

  • Petty TL, Weinmann GG: Building a national strategy for the prevention and managment of and research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. JAMA 1997;277:246-253.
  • Petty TL (ed): Strategies in preserving lung health and preventing COPD and associated diseases. The National Lung Health Education Program (NLHEP). Chest 1998;113:123S163S.
  • Petty TL (ed): Strategies in preserving lung health and preventing COPD and associated diseases. The National Lung Health Education Program (NLHEP). Respir Care 1998;43:183216.
  • Ferguson GT, Enright PL, Buist AS, Higgins MW: Office spirometry for lung health assessment in adults. A consensus statement from the National Lung Health Education Program. Chest 2000;117:1146-1161.
  • Mannino DM, Gagnon RC, Petty TL, Lydick E: Obstructive lung disease and low lung function in adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:1683-1689.

MEDICAL BOOKS

Simple Spirometry for Frontline Practitioners SnowdriftPulmonaryConference.org
Snowdrift Pulmonary Conference, Inc. 899 Logan Street, Suite 203 Denver, CO 80203
(303) 996-0868

Frontline Treatment of COPD, 2nd ed.
Book, CD, or audio
Snowdrift Pulmonary Conference, Inc. or free from
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, lnc. 900 Ridgebury Road
P.O. Box 368
Ridgefield, CT 06877-0368 (203) 798-5264

Frontline Advice for COPD Patients
Snowdrift Pulmonary Conference, Inc. or free from
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 900 Ridgebury Road
P.O.Box 368
Ridgefield, CT 06877-0368 (203) 798-5264

Frontline Update on COPD
(in press - 2003)
Snowdrift Pulmonary Conference, Inc. or free from
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 900 Ridgebury Road
P.O.Box 368
Ridgefield, CT 06877-0368 (203) 798-5264

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