Courage and Information for Life with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The handbook for patients, families, and care givers
managing COPD (emphysema, asthmatic bronchitis, or
chronic bronchitis). Rick Carter, Ph.D., Brooke Nicotra,
M.D., and Jo-Von Tucker, COPD patient, with
Forewords by Dr. Thomas Petty, M.D., and Dr. Brian
Tiep, M.D. ISBN 1-882431-07-3 $40.00 September
2001. Second edition with a new section on Family
Matters by Richard Knowles, Brian Tiep, and Jo-Von
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Life and Breath: Preventing, Treating, and
Reversing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
by Neil Schachter, M.D.
ISBN: 0-7679-1288-8, Hardcover, 352 pages,
$24.95; paperback, $14.95
The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
by Francois Hass, M.D., and Sheila
Sperber Haas, M.D.
Paperback 2001, $11.17
The Quiet Killer: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
by Hannah L. Hedrick, Ph.D., and
Austin H. Kutscher, M.D.
Hardcover 2002,
From Book News, Inc.:
Taken together, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD) and emphysema represent the fourth most
common cause of death today. This volume contains 25
contributions from clinicians, researchers, and health
educators on dealing with advanced stage
COPD/Emphysema. A sampling of topics includes
managing dyspnea, traveling with mechanical ventilation,
encouraging patients to quit smoking, self- help groups,
and hospice care. The volume is not indexed.Book News,
Inc.®, Portland, OR
Enjoying Life with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Thomas L. Petty, M.D., and Louise M.
Nettl, R.N..
Paperback, Third Edition, 1995
Adventures of an Oxy-Phile by Professor Thomas Petty, M.D.,
AARC, 2004, 96 p.

Another winner from the world renown pulmonologist and one of
the pioneers of the ambulatory oxygen therapy. This book goes
beyond explanations of the concept, research findings, and
technical information.  It offers scholarly and personal perspectives
of the author, who is now using ambulatory oxygen himself.  
Moving and often humorous COPD patient stories on dealing with
and adapting to oxygen therapy complement personal experiences
of the author. Patients and caregivers will be particularly gratified
by answers to common questions on oxygen therapy as well as
selection criteria for such. Download it free
ADVENTURES OF AN OXY-PHILE2 has just been published!
It's a collection of articles by pulmonary experts and patients.
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