Blanco's Overview of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Blanco's Overview of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency : History, Biology, Pathophysiology, Related Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Blanco's Overview of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: History, Biology, Pathophysiology, Related Diseases, Diagnosis, and Treatment is a robust introduction to topics associated with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Included are topics ranging from the history of the disease, biology, pathophysiology, related diseases, including the two major manifestations of the disease (liver disease and lung disease), and diagnosis and treatment.

The book addresses the need for the amalgamation of current and novel concepts and practices in the field of AATD. AATD is under-recognized in the medical community and, as a result, it is underdiagnosed. The book provides increased awareness and understanding of the condition to improve diagnosis rates and enhance patient care. This book is an essential tool and reference, beneficial to clinicians who screen and treat AATD patients, as well as research scientists working in the AATD field at junior and senior levels.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 17.78mm | 520g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012809530X
  • 9780128095300

Table of contents

1. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Introduction and History 2. Serpins and Serpinopathies 3. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Biology 4. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Gene, Genetic Heritage, Phenotypes, and Genotypes 5. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Liver Pathophysiology 6. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Lung Pathophysiology 7. Genetic Epidemiology 8. Laboratory Diagnosis 9. Clinical Diagnosis 10. Liver Disease Associated With Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 11. Respiratory Manifestations of the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 12. Other Diseases Associated With Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 13. Clinical Management and Treatment of Lung Disease 14. Registries and Patients' Associations 15. Current Research and Future Perspectives
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About Ignacio Blanco

Ignacio Blanco is the coordinator of the Spanish Registry of Patients with Alpha-1 antitrypsin Deficiency (REDAAT); evaluator of research projects for the Spanish National Agency for Assessment and Forecasting (ANEP).He is a retired physician and researcher and has held professorships in both the University of Oviedo and the University of Murcia. Dr. Blanco was an influencial collaborator in the development of the Proyecto IDDEA for the identification and diagnosis of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defieciency (AATD) as well as the national screening program for AATD in COPD patients, based on the determination of the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) genotype in the Central Laboratoy of the Spanish AAT Registry (Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona).He is a founder and member of the Asturian Respiratory Society (ASTURPAR). He is also a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and member of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR). He hold two patents of invention.
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