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Understanding dyspnea as a complex individual experience

Abstract:

Dyspnea is the highly threatening experience of breathlessness experienced by patients with diverse pathologies, including respiratory, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular diseases, cancer and panic disorder. This debilitating symptom is especially prominent in the elderly and the obese, two growing populations in the Western world. It has further been found that women suffer more strongly from dyspnea than men. Despite optimization of disease-specific treatments, dyspnea is often inadequately ...

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Journal:
Maturitas
Volume:
76
Issue:
1
Pages:
45-50
Publication date:
2013-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-4111
ISSN:
0378-5122
URN:
uuid:92b586f1-d163-4308-a007-02fed8fd0e90
Source identifiers:
418879
Local pid:
pubs:418879
Language:
English
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