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COPD Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Ralph J. Panos

University of Cincinnati, United States of America

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an increasingly recognized cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the next 10 years, deaths due to COPD are expected to increase by 30% and, by 2030, COPD is estimated to be the third leading cause of death worldwide. Research into the pathophysiology and management of COPD over the past decade has progressed immensely with greater understanding of the global burden of COPD, its pathophysiology, better understanding of the multisystemic manifestations of COPD, and, most importantly, novel and more effective therapeutic strategies. This volume brings together an international group of experts in COPD to provide in depth reviews of clinical perspectives into COPD. Topics range from the diagnosis of airflow limitation by spirometry; distinguishing COPD from another common obstructive lung disease, asthma; alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and opportunities to diagnose this most common hereditary cause of COPD and as a paradigm for the development of novel therapeutics; the overlap syndrome - the concurrence of two epidemic disorders: COPD and obstructive sleep apnea; and pulmonary rehabilitation, one of the most effective treatments for COPD.

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COPD Clinical PerspectivesEdited by Ralph J. Panos

Published: July 16th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57036

ISBN: 978-953-51-1624-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7218-5

Copyright year: 2014

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13743 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Airflow Limitation and Spirometry

By William L. Eschenbacher


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2. Asthma and COPD – Overlapping Disorders or Distinct Processes?

By Peter H. Lenz and Ralph J. Panos


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3. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency — A Missed Opportunity in COPD?

By Tomás P. Carroll, M. Emmet O’Brien, Laura T. Fee, Kevin Molloy, Blair Murray, Seshma Ramsawak, Oisín McElvaney, Catherine O’Connor and Noel G. McElvaney


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4. Antiproteases as Therapeutics to Target Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Cormac McCarthy, Ciara A. O’Dwyer, David A. Bergin, Noel G. McElvaney and Emer P. Reeves


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5. Sleep and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – the Role of Oxidative Stress in Overlap Syndrome

By Radostina Vlaeva Cherneva, Ognian Borisov Georgiev, Daniela Stoichkova Petrova, Emil Ivanov Manov and Julia Ivanova Petrova


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6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Quality

By Hatice Tel Aydin


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7. Advances in Comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD Patients

By R. Martín-Valero, M.C. Rodríguez-Martínez, R. Cantero-Tellez, E. Villanueva-Calvero and F. Fernández-Martín


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