[Pathophysiology and management of pulmonary emphysema].

Abstract

The predominant physiological abnormalities of pulmonary emphysema are chronic airway obstruction, hyperinflation of the lung, decrease of lung elastic recoil, and impaired gas exchange. Patient who still smokes must be advised and supported in an effort to stop smoking before medical treatment. The treatment goals are to induced bronchodilation, decreased… (More)

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