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TitleRecent Advances in the Pathophysiology of COPD [electronic resource] / edited by Trevor T. Hansel, Peter J. Barnes
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2004
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-7939-2
Descript IX, 234 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranges amongst the commonest diseases in the world. The relentless progression of the disease causes a pressing need for a better understanding of and therapies for COPD. This volume provides state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology of COPD including an outlook on new therapies. It is of interest to researchers and clinicians in academia as well as in the pharmaceutical industry


CONTENT

Genetics of COPD -- The pathology of COPD -- Lung function in COPD -- Computed tomography (CT) scans in COPD -- Oxidative stress in COPD -- Proteinases in COPD -- Mucus hypersecretion in COPD -- Induced sputum and BAL analysis in COPD -- Exhaled breath markers in COPD -- Systemic features of COPD -- Pulmonary rehabilitation -- New drugs for COPD based on advances in pathophysiology


Medicine Human physiology Immunology Pharmacology Respiratory organs -- Diseases Pathology Cell biology Medicine & Public Health Pneumology/Respiratory System Human Physiology Pathology Immunology Pharmacology/Toxicology Cell Biology



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