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Genetics of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Genetics of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

1st Edition

Dirkje S. Postma, Scott T. Weiss
September 06, 2006

Responding to the substantial growth that has taken place in the field over the past decade, this reference provides an in-depth overview of current thought on the genetics and genomics of asthma and COPD in relation to their pathogenesis and treatment. With contributions by an esteemed team of...

Bronchial Vascular Remodeling in Asthma and COPD

Bronchial Vascular Remodeling in Asthma and COPD

1st Edition

Aili Lazaar
August 04, 2006

Responding to the growth of research in the field over the past decade, this book brings together leading investigators with expertise in pulmonology, pathology, and developmental biology to clarify the mechanisms that regulate the development of bronchial vascular remodeling in asthma and COPD, as...

Reichman and Hershfield's Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive, International Approach

Reichman and Hershfield's Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive, International Approach

3rd Edition

Lee B. Reichman, Earl S. Hershfield
August 01, 2006

Thoroughly examining tuberculosis from historical, theoretical, and clinical perspectives, this Third Edition merges state-of-the-art research developments with principles of programmatic TB management. Each of the 50 chapters analyze current studies on TB mechanisms and treatment and will meet the...

Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation

Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation

1st Edition

Joseph P. Lynch, David J. Ross
May 01, 2006

A comprehensive review of clinical and exploratory aspects of lung (LT) and heart-lung transplantation (HLT), this reference focuses on cumulative data from the International Registry with data on outcomes associated with LT and HLT worldwide. Collecting in-depth discussions on graft dysfunction,...

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

1st Edition

Didier Dreyfuss, Georges Saumon, Rolf Hubmayr
March 21, 2006

This reference surveys current best practices in the prevention and management of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) and spans the many pathways and mechanisms of VILI including cell injury and repair, the modulation of alveolar-capillary barrier properties, and lung and systemic inflammatory...

Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Disease Management

Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Disease Management

1st Edition

Zab Mosenifar, Guy W. Soo Hoo
January 20, 2006

Including previously unpublished guidelines and recent care descriptions not available in any other text, this reference provides illustrative chapters on the identification, diagnosis, and management of commonly encountered diseases and conditions in the care of the critically-ill patient....

Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Respiratory Failure

Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Respiratory Failure

1st Edition

Zab Mosenifar, Guy W. Soo Hoo
January 20, 2006

Specifically focusing on the immediate management and diagnosis of patients in the intensive care unit, this reference contains expert reviews and practical care recommendations for patients with acute respiratory failure. Packed with detailed descriptions of treatment procedures and quality...

Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis

1st Edition

Robert Baughman
December 01, 2005

This reference serves as the most current and comprehensive source on the many aspects of sarcoidosis ranging from the basic science and pathophysiology of the disease to patient evaluation and treatment-providing a detailed analysis of the pulmonary aspects of the condition including chapters on...

Childhood Asthma

Childhood Asthma

1st Edition

Stanley J Szefler, Soren Pedersen
September 26, 2005

This reference collects the latest studies on the development, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood asthma and offers current perspectives on new technologies that will shape the management of pediatric asthma in the forthcoming decade-illustrating how advances in pulmonary function measurement,...

Pharmacotherapy of Asthma

Pharmacotherapy of Asthma

1st Edition

James Li
September 23, 2005

Standing as the only text focused on the pharmaceutical treatment of asthma, this reference details the pharmacology, mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of every drug currently used in the management and care of asthma patients. Internationally renowned authorities cover published practice...

Asthma Prevention

Asthma Prevention

1st Edition

William W. Busse, Robert Lemanske
August 24, 2005

Collecting research from leading specialists in the field, this reference contains the latest studies on the genetic and environmental origins, pathogenesis, and immunology of asthma-promoting new research pathways for the development of new therapeutic interventions in the prevention of this...

Monitoring Asthma

Monitoring Asthma

1st Edition

Peter G. Gibson
August 12, 2005

Providing a solid foundation for specialists in asthma treatment and control, this guide illustrates the importance of asthma monitoring practices for up-to-date assessments of disease levels in specific population groups; the identification of social, geographical, and environmental factors that...

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