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Respiratory Disease and Infection

A New Insight

Edited by Mayank Vats

Rashid Hospital

Medicine is an ever-changing science. Every day we are encountered with the new developments and knowledge in the pathogenesis, mechanism of disease, newer diagnostic modalities, treatment options and new challenges in the management of the various diseases. The same holds true for respiratory diseases with the emergence of new respiratory pathogens having significant impact on the respiratory system. Respiratory Diseases are an important contributor to the morbidity and mortality of mankind since antiquity and its prevalence is on rise in with new disease are being recognized, however little importance has been given to the respiratory disease due to low level of awareness in physicians and general public. This book has been designed to deliver the detailed knowledge about the various respiratory infections including viral, bacterial, and helminthic infections.

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Respiratory Disease and InfectionA New InsightEdited by Mayank Vats

Published: February 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46040

ISBN: 978-953-51-0968-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7080-8

Copyright year: 2013

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25061 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Pathogenesis of Viral Respiratory Infection

By Ma. Eugenia Manjarrez-Zavala, Dora Patricia Rosete-Olvera, Luis Horacio Gutiérrez-González, Rodolfo Ocadiz-Delgado and Carlos Cabello-Gutiérrez


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2. Virology and Molecular Epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

By Sameera Al Johani and Javed Akhter


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3. Structural and Functional Aspects of Viroporins in Human Respiratory Viruses: Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Coronaviruses

By Wahyu Surya, Montserrat Samsó and Jaume Torres


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4. Biophysical Effects on Chronic Rhinosinusitis Bacterial Biofilms

By Mohammed Al-Haddad, Ahmed Al-Jumaily, John Brooks and Jim Bartley


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5. Clinical Diagnosis and Severity Assessment in Immunocompetent Adult Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

By Fernando Peñafiel Saldías, Orlando Díaz Patiño and Pablo Aguilera Fuenzalida


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6. Pneumonia in Children

By Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak and Anna Bręborowicz


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7. Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbation – Natural History, Causative Factors and Management

By Iara Maria Sequeiros and Nabil Jarad


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8. Helminthic Infections and Asthma: Still a Challenge for Developing Countries

By Isabel Hagel, Maira Cabrera and Maria Cristina Di Prisco


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9. Psychological Approaches to Increase Tobacco Abstinence in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Review

By Jennifer Lira-Mandujano, M. Carmen Míguez-Varela and Sara E. Cruz-Morales


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