Kian Chung Ong

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

After completing his basic medical education (MBBS) at the National University of Singapore in 1987, Dr Ong was accepted as a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in the United Kingdom in 1993 and subsequently completed his specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital. In 1996 and 1997, Dr Ong was a Fellow in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, USA, and was also a visiting clinical and research Fellow in the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center, USA. Dr Ong has been as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in Edinburgh since 2002. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Dr Ong is the President of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association (Singapore) and is a member of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) committee. He is presently in private specialist practice at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore.

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In order to perform its function in gas exchange, the lungs and all components of the respiratory system are constantly exposed to pathogens, toxins, pollutants, irritants, and allergens in the environment. Lung inflammation involves an array of mechanisms to defend the lung against these extrinsic agents and to repair injured tissue. Additionally, the lungs are a frequent target at risk to conditions associated with systemic inflammation that cause multi-organ damage. The inflammatory reaction in the lung is a complex and dynamic process, and our understanding in this field is rapidly progressing. Further elucidation of the complexity of inflammation will likely improve the clinicians approach to as well as the treatment of a myriad of lung disorders. The chapters in this book are selected topics of current interest in lung inflammation.

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