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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A Systemic Inflammatory Disease

  • Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Kazutetsu Aoshiba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Definition and Epidemiology

  3. Genetic Predisposition and Pathogenic Mechanisms

  4. Comorbidities

  5. Management and Treatment

  6. Associations with Other Respiratory Diseases

About this book

Introduction

This book considers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) not as a simple inflammation of the lung but as a systemic inflammatory disease. Beginning with epidemiological studies, etiology, diagnosis and treatment, it elaborates further, illustrating some comorbidities and associations with other respiratory diseases. As such it provides numerous improved and more comprehensive treatment methods, including drug therapies as well as some non-drug therapies.  There are also chapters describing the pathogenesis, genetic abnormalities and newly discovered pathogenetic mechanisms that are expected to be studied further in the future.

Edited and written by pioneering researchers, each chapter summarizes the latest trends, describes future prospects and explores the unresolved and critical questions. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A Systemic Inflammatory Disease is a valuable resource to beginning researchers, physicians engaged in clinical practice, supervisors, and basic researchers whose work includes COPD.

Keywords

COPD Smoking Systemic Inflammation Protease Anti-Protease Exercise Therapy Nutritional Therapy Home Oxygen Therapy Asthma CPFE Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema Lung Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Nakamura
    • 1
  • Kazutetsu Aoshiba
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory MedicineTokyo Medical University Ibaraki Medical CenterIbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory MedicineTokyo Medical University Ibaraki Medical CenterIbarakiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0839-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0838-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0839-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-5552
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-5560
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