1. Similarities and differences in the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD

  1. Jan Lötvall
  1. J. Christian Virchow

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998624.ch1

Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD

Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD

How to Cite

Virchow, J. C. (2012) Similarities and differences in the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD, in Advances in Combination Therapy for Asthma and COPD (ed J. Lötvall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998624.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Krefting Research Centre, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Department of Pneumology/Intensive Care Medicine Klinik I/Zentrum für Innere Medizin Universitätsklinikum, University of Rostock Ernst-Heydemann-Str. 6, D-18055 Rostok, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470727027

Online ISBN: 9781119998624

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Keywords:

  • asthma and COPD pathophysiology;
  • similarities and differences;
  • pulmonary function abnormalities;
  • asthma, risk factors;
  • cellular inflammation;
  • epithelial injury patterns;
  • airway hyperresponsiveness;
  • beta-receptor blockers;
  • overlap syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pulmonary function abnormalities in asthma and COPD

  • Risk factors for asthma and COPD

  • Cellular inflammation in asthma and COPD

  • Distribution and consequences of inflammation in asthma and COPD

  • Patterns of epithelial injury in asthma and COPD

  • Airway hyperresponsiveness

  • Beta-receptor blockers

  • Differential diagnosis of asthma and COPD

  • Overlap syndrome

  • Conclusion

  • References