Recent Advances in the Pathophysiology of COPD

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Trevor T. Hansel, Peter J. Barnes
Springer Science & Business Media, 17 dic. 2003 - 234 páginas
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranges amongst the commonest diseases in the world. The relentless progression of the disease causes a pressing need for a better understanding of and therapies for COPD. This volume provides state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology of COPD including an outlook on new therapies. It is of interest to researchers and clinicians in academia as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.
 

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Genetics of COPD
1
The pathology of COPD
21
Lung function in COPD
31
Computed tomography CT scans in COPD
47
Oxidative stress in COPD
61
Proteinases in COPD
75
Mucus hypersecretion in COPD
101
Induced sputum and BAL analysis in COPD
121
Exhaled breath markers in COPD
137
Systemic features of COPD
155
Pulmonary rehabilitation
167
New drugs for COPD based on advances in pathophysiology
189
Index
227
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