Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Lung Diseases

Selected State of the Art Reviews

The developments in molecular medicine are transforming respiratory medicine. Leading clinicians and scientists in the world have brought their knowledge and experience in their contributions to this book. Clinicians and researchers will learn about the most recent advances in a variety of lung diseases that will better enable them to understand respiratory disorders. This treatise presents state of the art essays on airways disease, neoplastic diseases, and pediatric respiratory conditions. Additionally, aspects of immune regulation, respiratory infections, acute lung injury/ARDS, pulmonary edema, functional evaluation in respiratory disorders, and a variety of other conditions are also discussed. The book will be invaluable to clinicians who keep up with the current concepts, improve their diagnostic skills, and understand potential new therapeutic applications in lung diseases, while scientists can contemplate a plethora of new research avenues for exploration.

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Lung DiseasesSelected State of the Art ReviewsEdited by Elvis Irusen

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1475

ISBN: 978-953-51-0180-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6860-7

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

96047 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

37 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. Airway Smooth Muscle in Asthma Symptoms: Culprit but Maybe Innocent

By Ynuk Bossé, Peter D. Paré and Yohan Boss


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2. Polymerization and Oxidation of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin in Pathogenesis of Emphysema

By Aleksandra Topic and Dragica Radojkovic


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3. Recent Advances in the Research and Development of Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor for Therapeutic Use

By Elena Karnaukhova


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4. Mechanisms Promoting Chronic Lung Diseases: Will Targeting Stromal Cells Cure COPD and IPF?

By Lynne A. Murray and Cory M. Hogaboam


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5. Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) in Lung Cancer

By Hiroyuki Sakashita, Yuki Sumi and Naohiko Inase


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6. Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes in Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

By Pankaj Taneja, Robert D. Kendig, Sinan Zhu, Dejan Maglic, Elizabeth A. Fry and Kazushi Inoue


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7. Centrosome Abnormality and Human Lung Cancer

By Kazuya Shinmura and Haruhiko Sugimura


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8. Defective Expression and DNA Variants of TGFBR2 in Chinese Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

By ZhenHong Zhao, Jibin Xu, Jun Xie, Yang Bao, Xiaotian Wang, Lei Wang, Junjie Wu, Li Jin, Zhiyun Xu and Jiucun Wang


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9. Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Lung

By Guadalupe Aparicio Gallego, Vanessa Medina Villaamil, Ana Capdevila Puerta, Enrique Grande Pulido and L.M. Antón Aparicio


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10. Chemotherapy for Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung: Should It Be Treated with the Same Strategy as Small Cell Lung Carcinoma?

By Katsuhiko Naoki, Kenzo Soejima, Takashi Sato, Shinnosuke Ikemura, Hideki Terai, Ryosuke Satomi, Sohei Nakayama, Satoshi Yoda and Koichiro Asano


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11. Radiation Therapy in Management of Small-Cell Lung Cancer

By Erkan Topkan and Cem Parlak


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12. Lung Parenchyma Sparing Resection for Pulmonary Malignancies

By Arpad Pereszlenyi


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13. Surgery in Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Past, Present and Future

By Cristian Rapicetta, Sara Tenconi, Tommaso Ricchetti, Sally Maramotti and Massimiliano Paci


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14. Interleukin-17 and T Helper 17 Cells in Mucosal Immunity of the Lung

By M.S. Paats, P.Th.W. van Hal, C.C. Baan, H.C. Hoogsteden, M.M. van der Eerden and R.W. Hendriks


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15. Current Status of the Mollicute (Mycoplasma) Lung Disease: Pathogenesis, Diagnostics, Treatment and Prevention

By Silvia Giono-Cerezo, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutiérrez, José Antonio Rivera-Tapia, Jorge Antonio Yáñez-Santos and Francisco Javier Díaz-García


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16. Pulmonary Paracoccidioidomycosis: Clinical, Immunological and Histopathological Aspects

By Luz E. Cano, Ángel González, Damaris Lopera, Tonny W. Naranjo and Ángela Restrepo


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17. Nocardia Infection in Lung Transplantation

By Pilar Morales, Ana Gil-Brusola and María Santos


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18. In Vivo Models of Lung Disease

By Tracey L. Bonfield


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19. Inhibition of Adhesion and Invasion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to Lung Epithelial Cells: A Model of Cystic Fibrosis Infection

By Ayman M. Noreddin, Ghada Sawy, Walid Elkhatib, Ehab Noreddin and Atef Shibl


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20. Bronchitis in Children

By Christian Peiser


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21. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

By Shou-Yien Wu, Sachin Gupta, Chung-Ming Chen and Tsu-Fuh Yeh


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22. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Role of Oxidative Stress

By Jean-Claude Lavoie and Ibrahim Mohamed


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23. Partial Liquid Ventilation in the Extremely Preterm Infant: Potential Benefits and Harms

By Mark William Davies


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24. Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

By J. Gonzales and A. Verin


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25. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

By Zhou Qiquan and Luo Yongjun


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26. Mechanical Forces Impair Alveolar Ion Transport Processes – A Putative Mechanism Contributing to the Formation of Pulmonary Edema

By Martin Fronius


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27. Functional Evaluation in Respiratory Disorders

By Cirelene Grobler, David M. Maree and Elvis M. Irusen


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28. Novel Methods for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Microangiopathy in Diabetes Mellitus

By Kalicka Renata and Kuziemski Krzysztof


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29. The Pneumoconioses

By Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Ntumba Jean-Marie Kayembe, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza and Narufumi Suganuma


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30. Lung Transplantation: Advances and Roadblocks in Treatment

By Matthew T. Hardison and J. Edwin Blalock


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31. Bronchial Atresia

By Lirios Sacristán Bou and Francisco Peña Blas


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32. A Case of Adult Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the Lung with Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia

By Ho Sung Lee, Jae Sung Choi, Ki Hyun Seo, Ju Ock Na, Yong Hoon Kim, Mi Hye Oh and Sung Shick Jou


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