About this book
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.
Clinicians and researchers, pharmaceutical industry, scientific libraries
- CT imaging
- exhaled breath markers
- mucus secretion
Table of contents
Genetics of COPD.- The pathology of COPD.- Lung function in COPD.- Computed tomography (CT) scans in COPD.- Oxidative stress in COPD.- Proteinases in COPD.- Mucus hypersecretion in COPD.- Induced sputum and BAL analysis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.- Exhaled breath markers in COPD.- Systemic features of COPD.- Pulmonary rehabilitation.- New drugs for COPD based on advances in pathophysiology.