About the book
This is a follow-up publication of the textbook "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Current Concepts and Practice", which has been very well-received since its publication about 5 years ago. The current edition aims to provide an erudite compendium of all that is new in scientific research as well as a state-of-the-art management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a non-communicable disease that has provided a significant world-wide disease burden for many decades, and continues to threaten limited global healthcare resources for years to come. It is time for a new paradigm in tackling this age-old disease. No longer can stake-holders afford to research or treat this disorder in the isolation of 'ivory-tower' institutions. The expected shift in the locus of disease burden to the Majority World urgently require contextualization to local environment and habits.
Contributions from international intelligentsia and academic sources will be helpful in developing a wider perspective of the approach to this common global disease, as well as provide clinicians an updated reference for the management of this malady.