Recent Advances in the Pathophysiology of COPD
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
The pathology of COPD
Lung function in COPD
Computed tomography CT scans in COPD
Oxidative stress in COPD
Proteinases in COPD
Mucus hypersecretion in COPD
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