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Primarily written for the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, this short pamphlet also provides information for the physician in counseling such patients. An enormous amount of useful information is presented, and careful reading is necessary. The initial portion is a brief description of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and how to handle problems like infection and air pollution. It is invaluable even if the patient does not travel.
The section on travel in general focuses on advanced planning for medications, oxygen, and medical assistance both in the United States and abroad. A major discussion of travel to altitude or travel
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Travel for the Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-141_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):141.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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