Open Access Medical Books


CT in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Edited by Kian-Chung Ong .

488 pages . 
Open Access .

It is indeed heartening to note the ardent interest in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the progress that has been achieved in the management of this disorder in recent years. A decade or so ago, many clinicians were described as having an unnecessarily ‘nihilistic’ view of COPD. This has certainly changed over the years, and the contributions that we have received from numerous distinguished sources as well as the keen anticipation for the publication of this book are testament to this observation.
The ‘open-access’ format of this book provides a platform for scientists and clinicians from around the world to present their knowledge of the disease and up-to-date scientific findings, and avails the reader to a multitude of topics: from recent discoveries in the basic sciences to state-of-the-art interventions on COPD. This clearly reflects the wide-ranging academic interest in this disease. Indeed, those of us privileged to have a part in the management of patients with COPD will have known that this disease challenges the whole gamut of Respiratory Medicine – necessarily pushing frontiers in pulmonary function (and exercise) testing, radiologic imaging, pharmaceuticals, chest physiotherapy, intensive care with respiratory therapy, bronchology and thoracic surgery. In addition, multi-disciplinary inputs from other specialty fields such as cardiology, neuro-psychiatry, geriatric medicine and palliative care are often necessary for the comprehensive management of COPD. The recent progress and a multi-disciplinary approach in dealing with COPD certainly bode well for the future. Nonetheless, the final goal and ultimate outcome is in improving the health status and survival of our patients. With that in mind, I sincerely hope that this assemblage of subject reviews and novel insights on COPD will be of benefit for our readers and the patients they are helping.

Dr Kian-Chung Ong
Specialist - Respiratory Medicine, Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) National Leader
President, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association


Part 1 : Basic Science of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease .

 1 Lung and Systemic Inflammation in COPD 3 Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi, Samaneh Yazdani and Mohammad Reza Nourani

 2 Homocysteine is Elevated in COPD 21 Terence Seemungal, Maria Rios and J. A. Wedzicha

 3 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Emphysema Revisited 33 Nhue L. Do and Beek Y. Chin

 4 Diverse Activities for Proteinases in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 47 Emer Kelly and Caroline A. Owen

 5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Chaperonopathology 69 Radostina Cherneva, Daniela Petrova and Ognian Georgiev

Part 2 : Clinical Aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease .

 6 COPD: Differential Diagnosis 105 Maria Luisa Martinez Ortiz and Josep Morera

 7 Current Overview of COPD with Special Reference to Emphysema 117 Shantanu Rastogi, Amisha Jain, Sudeepta Kumar Basu and Deepa Rastogi

 8 Psychosocial Dimensions of COPD for the Patient and Family 153 Janice Gullick

 9 Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency – A Genetic Risk Factor for COPD 179 Tomás P. Carroll, Catherine A. O’Connor, Emer P. Reeves and Noel G. McElvaney

 10 The Six-Minute Walk Test on the Treadmill 217 Fryderyk Prochaczek, Jacek S. Brandt, Witold Żmuda, Katarzyna R. Świda, Zbigniew W. Szczurek, Jerzy Gałecka and Agnieszka Winiarska

 11 COPD Due to Sulfur Mustard (Mustard Lung) 231 Shahrzad M. Lari, Davood Attaran and Mohammad Towhidi

 12 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Diabetes Mellitus 239 Elisabet Martinez-Ceron, Beatriz Barquiel, Luis Felipe Pallardo and Rodolfo Alvarez-Sala

 13 Evaluation of Dyspnea and Fatigue Among the COPD Patients 257 Hatice Tel, Zeynep Bilgiç and Zübeyde Zorlu

Part 3 : Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease .

 14 Adherence to Therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 275 Tamas Agh and Agnes Meszaros

 15 Management of Acute Exacerbations 291 Cenk Kirakli

 16 Novel Concept in Pulmonary Delivery 299 Maria Carafa, Carlotta Marianecci, Paolino Donatella, Luisa Di Marzio, Christian Celia, Massimo Fresta and Franco Alhaique

 17 Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation Therapy in Patients with COPD 333 Zeynep Zeren Ucar

 18 Types of Physical Exercise Training for COPD Patients 351 R. Martín-Valero, A. I. Cuesta-Vargas and M. T. Labajos-Manzanares

 19 Hospital at Home for Elderly Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 375 Aimonino Ricauda Nicoletta, Tibaldi Vittoria, Bertone Paola and Isaia Giovanni Carlo

 20 Chest Mobilization Techniques for Improving Ventilation and Gas Exchange in Chronic Lung Disease 399 Donrawee Leelarungrayub

 21 Antipneumococcal Vaccination in COPD Patients 423 Angel Vila-Corcoles and Olga Ochoa-Gondar

 22 A Multi-Targeted Antisense Oligonucleotide-Based Therapy Directed at Phosphodiesterases 4 and 7 for COPD 435 Rosanne Seguin and Nicolay Ferrari

 23 Cell Therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: State of the Art and Perspectives 455 João Tadeu Ribeiro-Paes, Talita Stessuk and Rodrigo de las Heras Kozma

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