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Edited by Ravi Mahadeva

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide. The most common cause is chronic cigarette smoke inhalation which results in a chronic progressive debilitating lung disease with systemic involvement. COPD poses considerable challenges to health care resources, both in the chronic phase and as a result of acute exacerbations which can often require hospital admission. At the current time it is vital that scientific resources are channeled towards understanding the pathogenesis and natural history of the disease, to direct new treatment strategies for rigorous evaluation. This book encompasses some emerging concepts and new treatment modalities which hopefully will lead to better outcomes for this devastating disease.

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EmphysemaEdited by Ravi Mahadeva

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1189

ISBN: 978-953-51-0433-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6943-7

Copyright year: 2012

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33399 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Pathogenic Mechanisms in Emphysema: From Protease Anti-Protease Imbalance to Apoptosis

By Raja T. Abboud


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2. Innate Immunity of Airway Epithelium and COPD

By Shyamala Ganesan and Uma S. Sajjan


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3. The Role of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin in Emphysema

By Sam Alam and Ravi Mahadeva


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4. The Dichotomy Between Understanding and Treating Emphysema

By Frank Guarnieri


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5. Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE)

By Keisaku Fujimoto and Yoshiaki Kitaguchi


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6. Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction

By Daniela Gompelmann and Felix J.F. Herth


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7. Surgical Management of Prolonged Air Leak in Patients with Underlying Emphysema

By Boon-Hean Ong, Bien-Keem Tan and Chong-Hee Lim


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