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Recent Advances in the Pathophysiology of COPD : Progress in Inflammation Research - Trevor T. Hansel

Recent Advances in the Pathophysiology of COPD

Progress in Inflammation Research

By: Trevor T. Hansel (Editor), Peter J. Barnes (Editor)

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Published: 17th December 2003
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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.

List of contributors
Genetics of COPDp. 1
The pathology of COPDp. 21
Lung function in COPDp. 31
Computed tomography (CT) scans in COPDp. 47
Oxidative stress in COPDp. 61
Proteinases in COPDp. 75
Mucus hypersecretion in COPDp. 101
Induced sputum and BAL analysis in COPDp. 121
Exhaled breath markers in COPDp. 137
Systemic features of COPDp. 155
Pulmonary rehabilitationp. 167
New drugs for COPD based on advances in pathophysiologyp. 189
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9783764369149
ISBN-10: 3764369140
Series: Progress in Inflammation Research
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 17th December 2003
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.16