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Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung

A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach

  • David M. Guidot
  • Ashish J. Mehta

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Epidemiology of Alcohol Use and Lung Health

  3. The Pathophysiology of the “Alcoholic Lung”

  4. Special Circumstances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Theresa W. Gauthier, Danielle Giliberti, Sowmya S. Mohan, Juna Konomi, Lou Ann S. Brown
      Pages 231-245
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book

Introduction

Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians who care for individuals affected by alcohol use disorders in diverse settings. Although alcohol abuse alone does not cause acute lung injury, it renders the lung susceptible to dysfunction in response to the inflammatory stresses of sepsis, trauma, and other clinical conditions recognized to cause acute lung injury. In parallel, these same pathophysiological effects of alcohol abuse significantly increase the risk of a wide range of serious lung infections. Many clinicians involved in the primary treatment of alcohol use disorders, such as addiction psychiatrists, will find this text of interest as it will expand their understanding of the health consequences of alcohol use disorders. In parallel, clinicians who specialize in pulmonary and/or critical care medicine will have a unique resource that provides a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of alcohol-related lung disorders and insights into evolving therapeutic options in these vulnerable individuals. Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach fills a gap in the literature and presents the evolving clinical research that may soon lead to novel therapies that can improve lung health in individuals with alcohol use disorders and co-existing conditions such as HIV infection.

Keywords

Abuse Acute lung injury Alcohol Alcoholic Lung HIV Pneumonia

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Guidot
    • 1
  • Ashish J. Mehta
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care MedicineEmory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Medical CenterAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care MedicineEmory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Medical CenterDecaturUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8833-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8832-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8833-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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