Dynamic hyperinflation in patients with COPD
- Martin Kohlhaufl, MD, PhD
Martin Kohlhaufl, MD, PhD
- Klinik Schillerhöhe
- Center for Pulmonary Medicine and Thoracic Surgery
- Teaching Hospital of the University of Tübingen, Germany
Exercise-induced air trapping is referred to as dynamic hyperinflation. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are particularly susceptible to dynamic hyperinflation. Common questions include:
●What causes dynamic hyperinflation?
●What are its clinical manifestations?
●How is it diagnosed?
●What is the treatment?
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- - Static
- - Dynamic
- CLINICAL PRESENTATION
- Inspiratory capacity
- Flow-volume loops
- Anticholinergic drugs
- Combination therapy
- - Heliox
- Lung volume reduction
- - Surgical
- - Bronchoscopic
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS