Pulmonary Dysfunction and Disease

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 934)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 934)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Graciela E. Delgado, Rüdiger Siekmeier, Winfried März, Marcus E. Kleber
    Pages 1-8
  3. C. Witte, J. U. Meyer zur Heide genannt Meyer-Arend, R. Andrié, J. W. Schrickel, C. Hammerstingl, J. O. Schwab et al.
    Pages 9-22
  4. I. Tonhajzerova, Z. Visnovcova, A. Mestanikova, A. Jurko, M. Mestanik
    Pages 23-30
  5. M. O. Segizbaeva, N. P. Aleksandrova, Z. A. Donina, E. V. Baranova, V. P. Katuntsev, G. G. Tarasenkov et al.
    Pages 31-40
  6. Mateusz Patyk, Andrzej Obojski, Łukasz Gojny, Bernard Panaszek, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
    Pages 41-47
  7. K. Baluchova, M. Zahradnikova, P. Bakes, S. Trubacova, H. Novosadova, E. Halasova et al.
    Pages 49-61
  8. P. Mikolka, J. Kopincova, L. Tomcikova Mikusiakova, P. Kosutova, A. Calkovska, D. Mokra
    Pages 63-75
  9. E. Kuchar, M. Karlikowska-Skwarnik, S. Han, A. Nitsch-Osuch
    Pages 77-82
  10. A. Banaszkiewicz, E. Talarek, J. Śliwka, F. Kazubski, I. Małecka, J. Stryczyńska-Kazubska et al.
    Pages 83-88
  11. A. Jama-Kmiecik, M. Frej-Mądrzak, J. Sarowska, I. Choroszy-Król
    Pages 89-93
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


Lung ventilation is driven by a complex neural regulatory network, and apart from conditions typically observed during a disease state, it is sensitive to functional dysregulation. This book focuses on a wide variety of pulmonary topics including inflammation, infection, cancerogenesis, hypoxia, and stress. The chapters deal with the pathophysiologic background of processes and mechanisms whereby abnormal or undesired conditions develop and progress. The exemplary topics concern the genotyping of mutations involved in the development of lung cancer, which helps target molecular anticancer therapy, or the advances in computed tomography technology employed in pulmonary diagnostics. Functional cardio-respiratory changes associated with a particular disease or resulting from disease, or dysautonomic state due to affective disorder or hypokinesia of spaceflight microgravity also are tackled. The book is intended for medical researchers and clinicians, notably pulmonologists, internists, family doctors, and all interested in this exciting area of science.


Lung Cancer Genotyping Meconium Aspiration Respiratory Pathogens Cardio-respiratory Vagal Control Respiratory Function on Spaceflight

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Public Higher Medical Professional School in OpoleInstitute of NursingOpolePoland

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