Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Author(s): Robert A. Stockley, Stephen I. Rennard, Klaus Rabe, Bartolome Celli

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976

About this Book

The only international clinical textbook for COPD - one of the top 5 causes of death and disability worldwide


  • The only COPD textbook to include the latest national and international guidelines and the newer therapeutic agents in COPD treatment

  • International team of contributors covers all aspects of COPD - from physiology and epidemiology to diagnosis and treatment

  • Everything the busy physician needs to understand, diagnose and treat the COPD patient:

    - Structure and physiology of the respiratory system
    - Clinical considerations and allied conditions
    - Therapy (including current and developing treatments)
    - Diagnostic tests used in daily practice

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Physiology

    1. Chapter 9

      The Physiology of Gas Exchange (pages 102–114)

      Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Andrés Echazarreta, Federico P. Gómez and Joan Albert Barberà

  2. Part 2: COPD and Allied Conditions

    1. Chapter 14

      Asthma (pages 154–166)

      Diana C. Grootendorst and Klaus F. Rabe

  3. Part 3: Host Defences and Inflammation

    1. Chapter 17

      Mucociliary Clearance (pages 189–200)

      Souheil El-Chemaly, Adam Wanner and Matthias Salathe

    2. Chapter 18

      Mucosal Immunity (pages 201–211)

      Hugues Chanteux, Charles Pilette and Yves Sibille

    3. Chapter 22

      Airway Epithelial Defence, Repair and Regeneration (pages 245–254)

      Christelle Coraux, Jean-Marie Tournier, Jean-Marie Zahm and Edith Puchelle

    4. Chapter 24

      Lymphocytes (pages 269–274)

      Simonetta Baraldo, Maria Elena Zanin, Renzo Zuin and Marina Saetta

  4. Part 4: Pathogenesis

    1. Chapter 30

      Animal Models (pages 341–348)

      Piero A. Martorana, Monica Lucattelli, Barbara Bartalesi and Giuseppe Lungarella

    2. Chapter 34

      COPD and Air Pollution (pages 397–407)

      Kenneth Donaldson, Andrew Churg and William MacNee

  5. Part 5: Clinical Considerations and Complications

  6. Part 6: Current and Future Treatment

    1. Chapter 59

      Phosphodiesterase 4 Inhibitors in the Treatment of COPD (pages 708–727)

      Hermann Tenor, Daniela S. Bundschuh, Christian Schudt, Dirk Bredenbroker and Armin Hatzelmann

  7. Part 7: Pharmacotherapy: Developing Therapies

    1. Chapter 68

      Protease Inhibitors (pages 821–844)

      Philip Davies, Malcolm MacCoss and Richard Mumford

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