Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease

2nd Edition

Kian Fan Chung, Peter J. Barnes

CRC Press
Published September 19, 2019
Reference - 468 Pages
ISBN 9780367384999 - CAT# K450402

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Summary

Emphasizing state-of-the-art pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in controlling pathophysiological processes in the airways, Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease reviews normal and abnormal physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of the respiratory tract.Covering the basic mechanisms of inflammatory cell activation and pathophysiology in disease, therapeutic ways of controlling inflammation, reversing or preventing airflow obstruction, and symptomatic treatments of advanced disease.

Written as a concise clinical reference guide covering the current and future airway disease treatments, this text encompasses:

pathophysiology of respiratory tract diseases

the methods of measuring airway and clinical responses

the concepts upon which many treatments are used in COPD and asthma conditions

the way in which these treatments work, and how new treatments can be discovered and tested in various patient groups

state-of-the-art pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in controlling pathophysiological processes in the airways

normal and abnormal physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of the respiratory tract

basic mechanisms of inflammatory cell activation and pathophysiology in disease

therapeutic ways of controlling inflammation

ways of reversing or preventing airflow obstruction, and symptomatic treatments of advanced disease

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