Aging and Lung Disease

A Clinical Guide


ISBN: 978-1-60761-726-6 (Print) 978-1-60761-727-3 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Physiologic Changes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-24

      Physiologic Changes in the Aging Lung

    3. Chapter

      Pages 25-43

      Allergy and Immunology of the Aging Lung

    4. Chapter

      Pages 45-59

      Physiologic Changes in Sleep with Aging

  3. Lung Diseases in Older Patients: Epidemiology, Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61

    2. Chapter

      Pages 63-87

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Older Patients

    3. Chapter

      Pages 89-109

      Lung Cancer in Older Patients

    4. Chapter

      Pages 111-131

      Pulmonary Hypertension in Older Patients

    5. Chapter

      Pages 133-153

      Pulmonary Embolism in Older Patients

    6. Chapter

      Pages 155-172

      Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Older Patients

    7. Chapter

      Pages 173-188

      Sleep Disorders in Older Patients

    8. Chapter

      Pages 189-199

      Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in Older Patients

    9. Chapter

      Pages 201-226

      Interstitial Lung Disease in Older Patients

    10. Chapter

      Pages 227-252

      Lung Disease in Older Patients with HIV

    11. Chapter

      Pages 253-264

      Special Considerations in Lung Transplantation in Older Patients

    12. Chapter

      Pages 265-281

      Assessment of Functional and Cognitive Status in Older Patients with Lung Disease

    13. Chapter

      Pages 283-303

      Addressing End-of-Life Issues in Older Patients with Lung Disease

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 305-314