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Lung Biology in Health and Disease


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Lung Development and Regeneration

Lung Development and Regeneration

1st Edition

Donald J. Massaro, Gloria DeCarlo Massaro, Pierre Chambon
September 09, 2004

This reference compiles the most current technical and biological data available to survey the state-of-science in the care and management of patients with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, COPD, and other forms of lung disease-tracking the initiation and progression of processes that cause airway...

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

1st Edition

Joseph P. Lynch
December 18, 2003

A discussion of the epidemiology, clinical features, and differential diagnoses of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Key topics include the role of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis, and current treatment options, including medical therapy and lung...

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema

1st Edition

Henry E. Fessler, John J. Reilly, Jr., David Sugarbaker
November 14, 2003

Considering the epidemiology of COPD, this title collects all available knowledge on the subject, featuring data on the national emphysema treatment trial. It explores the epidemiology of emphysema, the management of complications and surgical controversies in lung volume reduction surgery for...

Upper and Lower Respiratory Disease

Upper and Lower Respiratory Disease

1st Edition

Jonathan Corren, Alkis Togias, Jean Bousquet
August 29, 2003

Focusing specifically on the inter-relationship between the nose and the lungs, this reference examines the structural connections between the upper and lower airways and explores the microscopic and gross anatomy of the respiratory tract. Considering functional relationships, as well as human and...

Therapeutic Targets in Airway Inflammation

Therapeutic Targets in Airway Inflammation

1st Edition

N. Tony Eissa, David P. Huston
May 13, 2003

This reference examines the cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms involved in airway inflammation, as well as the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and aetiology of asthma. It explores strategies to prevent cellular injury and oxidative tissue damage, inhibit key inflammatory pathways and...

The Immunological Basis of Asthma

The Immunological Basis of Asthma

1st Edition

Bart Lambrecht, Henk Hoogsteden, Zuzana Diamant
February 26, 2003

This text assesses the role of dendritic cells, T and B lymphocytes, epithelial and mast cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, and their products in the initiation and progression of airway inflammation, regulation, and repair. It unveils advances in immunology and cell biology to generate...

Respiratory Control and Disorders in the Newborn

Respiratory Control and Disorders in the Newborn

1st Edition

Oomen P. Mathew
January 28, 2003

This text analyses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and control of respiratory disorders in the newborn infant. It explores the mechanisms, patterns and factors influencing respiratory activity and dysfunction, as well as the aetiology, management and evaluation of conditions such as...

Proteoglycans in Lung Disease

Proteoglycans in Lung Disease

1st Edition

Hari G. Garg
October 16, 2002

Discusses new treatment strategies for malignant mesothelioma, pulmonary edema, fibrosis, asthma, emphysema, and bronchiectasis.Proteoglycans in Lung Disease considersglycosaminoglycans as novel therapeutic agents or targets in lung disease the role of proteoglycans in determining mechanical...

IgE and Anti-IgE Therapy in Asthma and Allergic Disease

IgE and Anti-IgE Therapy in Asthma and Allergic Disease

1st Edition

Robert Fick
April 24, 2002

Exploring the role of Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) in human disease, this reference summarizes current research on the mechanisms and utilization of anti-IgE therapeutics in the treatment of IgE-mediated allergic disease, inflammation, and asthma-discussing the structural composition of high- and...

Inhaled Steroids in Asthma: Optimizing Effects in the Airways

Inhaled Steroids in Asthma: Optimizing Effects in the Airways

1st Edition

Robert P. Schleimer
November 21, 2001

This book sums up the mechanistic basis, current status, and future prospects of steroid inhalation as the cornerstone of prophylactic asthma therapy, identifying its kinetic basis-especially the essential airway selectivity-and including a historical account of inhaled glucocorticoid...

Drug Delivery to the Lung

Drug Delivery to the Lung

1st Edition

Hans Bisgaard, Chris O'Callaghan, Gerald C. Smaldone
October 02, 2001

This book focuses on the aerosol treatment of lung diseases, recent improvements in the understanding of proper dosage, and major innovations in device technology applied to clinical practice. Examines the behavior of inspired spherical particles in the respiratory tract!Featuring over 1300...

Ventilator Management Strategies for Critical Care

Ventilator Management Strategies for Critical Care

1st Edition

Nicholas Hill, Mitchell M. Levy
June 15, 2001

This state-of-the-art reference provides current and effective disease-specific strategies for the management of patients receiving mechanical ventilation-emphasizing weaning processes, monitored sedation, minimization of complications and infection, and new modes of treatment for patients in...

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