Lung Development and Regeneration
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema
Upper and Lower Respiratory Disease
Therapeutic Targets in Airway Inflammation
The Immunological Basis of Asthma
Respiratory Control and Disorders in the Newborn
Proteoglycans in Lung Disease
Drug Delivery to the Lung
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...