With the high prevalence of chronic pulmonary diseases, including asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, physicians need to recognize the cause of dyspnea and know how to treat it so that patients can cope effectively with this distressing symptom. Detailing recent developments and treatment methods, this revised and updated third edition of

section Section I|1 pages

Mechanisms of Dyspnea

chapter 1|8 pages

Neurobiology of Dyspnea: An Overview

ByDonald A. Mahler, Denis E. O’Donnell

chapter 2|14 pages

Neurobiology of Dyspnea: An Overview

ByKarleyton C. Evans, Robert B. Banzett

chapter 3|14 pages

Aging and Sex Differences

ByJordan A. Guenette, Dennis Jensen

chapter 4|16 pages


ByDennis Jensen, Denis E. O’Donnell

chapter 5|14 pages

Mechanisms of Dyspnea during Exercise in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

ByDenis E. O’Donnell, Katherine A. Webb

chapter 6|14 pages

Dyspnea in Asthma and Restrictive Lung Disease

ByPierantonio Laveneziana, Giorgio Scano

section Section II|1 pages

Measurement and Assessment

chapter 7|14 pages

Domains of Dyspnea Measurement

ByMark B. Parshall, Richard M. Schwartzstein

chapter 8|12 pages

Longitudinal Changes in Dyspnea

ByToru Oga, Koichi Nishimura

chapter 9|18 pages

Measurement of Dyspnea in Clinical Trials

ByAsha Hareendran, Nancy Kline Leidy

chapter 10|16 pages

Anxiety, Depression, and Panic

ByAndreas von Leupoldt, Omer Van den Bergh, Paul Davenport

chapter 11|14 pages

Chronic Dyspnea

ByAlex H. Gifford, Donald A. Mahler

section Section III|1 pages


chapter 12|16 pages

Effect of Bronchodilators and Inhaled Corticosteroids on Dyspnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

ByDenis E. O’Donnell, Katherine A. Webb, Donald A. Mahler

chapter 13|16 pages


ByDeborah Casey, Roger Goldstein

chapter 14|14 pages

Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Dyspnea

BySuzanne Lareau, Paul Meek, Richard ZuWallack

chapter 15|16 pages

Other Treatments for Dyspnea

ByDonald A. Mahler

chapter 16|16 pages

Palliative Care

ByAmy P. Abernethy, David C. Currow