Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Current Concepts and Practice

Edited by Kian Chung Ong

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

A decade or so ago, many clinicians were described as having an unnecessarily 'nihilistic' view of COPD. This has certainly changed over the years... This open access book on COPD 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. Management of patients with COPD 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 patients with COPD.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCurrent Concepts and PracticeEdited by Kian Chung Ong

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1157

ISBN: 978-953-51-0163-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6852-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

106137 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Lung and Systemic Inflammation in COPD

By Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi, Samaneh Yazdani and Mohammad Reza Nourani


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2. Homocysteine is Elevated in COPD

By Terence Seemungal, Maria Rios and J. A. Wedzicha


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3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Emphysema Revisited

By Nhue L. Do and Beek Y. Chin


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4. Diverse Activities for Proteinases in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Emer Kelly and Caroline A. Owen


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5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Chaperonopathology

By Radostina Cherneva, Daniela Petrova and Ognian Georgiev


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6. COPD: Differential Diagnosis

By Maria Luisa Martinez Ortiz and Josep Morera


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7. Current Overview of COPD with Special Reference to Emphysema

By Shantanu Rastogi, Amisha Jain, Sudeepta Kumar Basu and Deepa Rastogi


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8. Psychosocial Dimensions of COPD for the Patient and Family

By Janice Gullick


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9. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency – A Genetic Risk Factor for COPD

By Tomás P. Carroll, Catherine A. O’Connor, Emer P. Reeves and Noel G. McElvaney


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10. The Six-Minute Walk Test on the Treadmill

By Fryderyk Prochaczek, Jacek S. Brandt, Witold Żmuda, Katarzyna R. Świda, Zbigniew W. Szczurek, Jerzy Gałecka and Agnieszka Winiarska


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11. COPD Due to Sulfur Mustard (Mustard Lung)

By Shahrzad M. Lari, Davood Attaran and Mohammad Towhidi


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12. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Diabetes Mellitus

By Elisabet Martinez-Ceron, Beatriz Barquiel, Luis Felipe Pallardo and Rodolfo Alvarez-Sala


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13. Evaluation of Dyspnea and Fatigue Among the COPD Patients

By Hatice Tel, Zeynep Bilgiç and Zübeyde Zorlu


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14. Adherence to Therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Tamas Agh and Agnes Meszaros


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15. Management of Acute Exacerbations

By Cenk Kirakli


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16. Novel Concept in Pulmonary Delivery

By Maria Carafa, Carlotta Marianecci, Paolino Donatella, Luisa Di Marzio, Christian Celia, Massimo Fresta and Franco Alhaique


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17. Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation Therapy in Patients with COPD

By Zeynep Zeren Ucar


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18. Types of Physical Exercise Training for COPD Patients

By R. Martín-Valero, A. I. Cuesta-Vargas and M. T. Labajos-Manzanares


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19. Hospital at Home for Elderly Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Aimonino Ricauda Nicoletta, Tibaldi Vittoria, Bertone Paola and Isaia Giovanni Carlo


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20. Chest Mobilization Techniques for Improving Ventilation and Gas Exchange in Chronic Lung Disease

By Donrawee Leelarungrayub


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21. Antipneumococcal Vaccination in COPD Patients

By Angel Vila-Corcoles and Olga Ochoa-Gondar


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22. A Multi-Targeted Antisense Oligonucleotide-Based Therapy Directed at Phosphodiesterases 4 and 7 for COPD

By Rosanne Seguin and Nicolay Ferrari


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23. Cell Therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: State of the Art and Perspectives

By João Tadeu Ribeiro-Paes, Talita Stessuk and Rodrigo de las Heras Kozma


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