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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Edited by Robert Stockley

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the first up-to-date reference source to include the latest national and international guidelines and newer therapeutic agents in COPD treatment.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease includes:

  • Structure and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Clinical considerations and allied conditions
  • Therapy
  • Current and developing treatments
  • Diagnostic tests used in daily practice



  1. Structure-Function Relationships: the Pathophysiology of Airflow Obstruction
  2. The Physiology of Breathlessness
  3. The Physiology of Muscle
  4. Exercise Limitations and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in COPD
  5. Clinical Assessment of Control of Breathing
  6. Physiology and Pathobiology of the Lung Circulation
  7. Sleep in Patients with COPD
  8. The Physiology of Cough
  9. The Physiology of Gas Exchange

COPD and Allied Conditions

  1. The Natural History of COPD
  2. Cystic Fibrosis
  3. Bronchiectasis and COPD
  4. Obliterative Bronchiolitis
  5. Asthma
  6. COPD: Clinical Presentation and Evaluation
  7. Monitoring and Outcomes

Host Defences and Inflammation

  1. Mucociliary Clearance
  2. Mucosal Immunity
  3. COPD and Pulmonary Surfactant
  4. The Macrophage and its Role in the Pathogenesis of COPD
  5. Eosinophils and COPD
  6. Airway Epithelial Defence, Repair and Regeneration
  7. The Role of the Neutrophil in the Pathogenesis
  8. Lymphocytes
  9. Cytokines
  10. Leukotrienes in COPD: The Unexploited Potential
  11. Cigarette Smoking, Emphysema and Lung Endothelium
  12. Mesenchymal Cells of the Lung


  1. Lung Development
  2. Animal Models
  3. Proteinases and COPD
  4. Oxidants
  5. Cigarette Smoke-Induced Disease
  6. COPD and Air Pollution
  7. Viruses in COPD
  8. Bacteria
  9. Genetic Factors
  10. Antitrypsin Deficiency
  11. Body Weight and Systemic Effects
  12. Lung Connective Tissue

Clinical Considerations and Complications

  1. Aerosols and Delivery Systems
  2. Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
  3. Upper Airway Diseases
  4. Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  5. COPD and Lung Cancer
  6. Infection Management and Airflow Obstruction
  7. Mechanical Ventilation for Exarcerbation of COPD
  8. Comorbidity

Current and Future Treatment

  1. Primary Care
  2. Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  3. Social Support
  4. Long-Term Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
  5. Smoking Cessation
  6. Oxygen Therapy in COPD
  7. Surgical Therapy for COPD
  8. Anticholinergics in COPD
  9. Agonists
  10. Corticosteroids
  11. Phosphodieterase 4 Inhibitors in the Treatment of COPD
  12. Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with COPD
  13. Antioxidants
  14. Mucolytics for COPD
  15. End-of-Life and Palliative Care for Patients with COPD
  16. Economic Burden of COPD
  17. Pharmacoepidemiology of COPD
  18. Social and Behavioral Impact of COPD-Research Opportunites

Pharmacotherapy: Developing Therapies

  1. Protease Inhibitors
  2. Retinoids
  3. Chemokines in COPD


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Edited by Robert Stockley
2007 • 892 pages • $313.95 + shipping
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