Respiratory Regulation - Clinical Advances

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4546-9

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 755)

Table of contents (49 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Assessment of Airway Hyperresponsiveness: Comparison of Spirometry and Body Plethysmography
    F. Nensa, N. Kotschy-Lang, H.-J. Smith, W. Marek, R. Merget
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hospital Management of Patients with Exacerbation of Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Beata Chmielowicz-Frontczak, Bernard Panaszek, Andrzej Obojski
    Pages 11-17
  4. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients Referred for Lung Transplantation
    D. Jastrzebski, M. Ochman, D. Ziora, L. Labus, K. Kowalski, J. Wyrwol et al.
    Pages 19-25
  5. Effects of Nasal Insufflation on Arterial Gas Exchange and Breathing Pattern in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure
    Georg Nilius, Karl-Josef Franke, Ulrike Domanski, Karl-Heinz Rühle, Jason P. Kirkness, Hartmut Schneider
    Pages 27-34
  6. Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollutants as a Risk of Airway Obstruction
    Artur J. Badyda, Piotr Dabrowiecki, Wojciech Lubinski, Piotr O. Czechowski, Grzegorz Majewski
    Pages 35-45
  7. Occupational Immediate-Type Allergic Asthma due to Potassium Tetrachloroplatinate in Production of Cytotoxic Drugs
    E. Thanasias, I. Polychronakis, V. van Kampen, T. Brüning, R. Merget
    Pages 47-53
  8. Comparison of Different Non-invasive Methods for Detection of Allergic Asthma
    M. Raulf-Heimsoth, V. van Kampen, E. Heinze, S. Bernard, G. Borowitzki, S. Freundt et al.
    Pages 55-63
  9. Deep Nasal Inspirations Increase the Cough Threshold in Children with Mild Asthma
    R. Pecova, T. Michnova, J. Fabry, T. Zatko, M. Neuschlova, P. Klco et al.
    Pages 65-69
  10. Reproducibility of Sensitivity to Capsaicin Assessed by Single Breath Inhalation Methodology
    Frank Hoffmeyer, Kirsten Sucker, Nina Rosenkranz, Hans Berresheim, Christian Monse, Thomas Brüning et al.
    Pages 71-78
  11. Occupational Non-immediate Type Allergic Asthma due to Ammonium Persulfate
    Ioannis Polychronakis, Efthimios Thanasias, Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Rolf Merget
    Pages 79-84
  12. Bronchial Allergen Challenges: Doubling or Quadrupling Dose Steps?
    S. Mousalli, V. van Kampen, R. Merget
    Pages 85-88
  13. Evaluation of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux in Pediatric Patients with Asthma Using a New Technique of Pharyngeal pH-Monitoring
    A. Banaszkiewicz, L. Dembinski, A. Zawadzka-Krajewska, M. Dziekiewicz, P. Albrecht, M. Kulus et al.
    Pages 89-95
  14. Latent Airway Hyperresponsiveness: A Phenomenon Bordering Bronchial Asthma Definition
    Lubomir Legath, Slavomir Perecinsky, Marek Varga, Martin Orolin, Zoltan Tomori, Jaroslav Legath
    Pages 97-101
  15. Impact of Daytime Sleepiness on Rehabilitation Outcome in the Elderly
    H. Frohnhofen, R. Popp, K. Frohnhofen, S. Fulda
    Pages 103-110
  16. Pulmonary Physiotherapy in Patients with Bronchial Asthma
    Grazyna Osiadlo, Michal Plewa, Aleksandra Zebrowska, Zbigniew Nowak
    Pages 111-115
  17. Validation of the Essener Questionnaire of Age and Sleepiness in the Elderly Using Pupillometry
    H. Frohnhofen, S. Fulda, K. Frohnhofen, R. Popp
    Pages 125-132
  18. Lung Function at Age 18–25 Years: A Comparison of Different Reference Value Systems
    E. Marek, J. Volke, H.-J. Smith, B. Serbetci, H. Kalhoff, N. Kotschy-Lang et al.
    Pages 133-142
  19. Pulmonary Function Impairment in Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
    Pawel Piesiak, Ewa Gorczynska, Anna Brzecka, Monika Kosacka, Renata Jankowska
    Pages 143-148

About these proceedings


This book, written for pulmonary and family doctors, general practitioners, allergologists, and neuropsychologists, presents cutting-edge clinical research and therapy-oriented knowledge in the field of respiratory medicine. Clinical knowledge is undergoing dramatic improvement. Respiration is one such prominent field. A better understanding of the pathogenesis of respiratory ailments and the regulation of lung ventilation is essential for advances in pharmacotherapy and the patient’s quality of life. The book discusses a wide scope of topics, notably, innovations in detection and management of chronic inflammatory conditions such as COPD or asthma, acute infections of the respiratory tract, airway allergies and hyper-responsiveness, lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary function in health, disease and aging, sleep disordered breathing, interaction between the respiratory system and other bodily functions, and psychosomatic aspects of disease. After all, respiration is generated and integrated by the brain; therefore brain function is influential in respiratory regulation. The book is a platform that fosters the exchange of new clinical data between clinicians and academic neuroscientists, bringing a unique blend of medical diagnosis and practice to the leadership in respiratory medicine.


COPD Lung ventilation Pharmacotherapy Respiratory Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Research Center, Respiratory ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4545-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4546-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598