Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine

Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine

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An impressive four-volume work that provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of respiratory medicine. It provides a vital interface between the pure and clinical science environments covering all aspects of respiratory medicine from the relevant molecular biology to the treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system. It includes comprehensive coverage of lung cells, the structural components of the lung and key molecules that regulate lung function as well as all the major respiratory diseases. Students, researchers and professionals alike will find this an authoritative source of information on all aspects of respiratory medicine.

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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 2576 pages
  • 218 x 286 x 42mm | 2,558.29g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 0124383602
  • 9780124383609

About Geoffrey J. Laurent

Geoffrey J Laurent PhD Hon MRCP (U.K.) FRCPath (U.K.) is Professor and Director of the Centre for Respiratory Research at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, U.K., where he directs a team of internationally renowned scientists and physicians exploring the basic science of inflammation and tissue repair. He has published over 200 articles in international journals of biochemistry, cell biology and biomedical research and has edited several books. Professor Laurent is currently Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and a member of the editorial board of Thorax. He was recently awarded the European Respiratory Society Presidential Award for his contribution to lung research. Steven J Shapiro MD is the Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Using a multidisciplinary approach, including cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics/functional genomics scientists, human geneticists, regenerative medicine biologists, and clinical trials, Dr Shapiro and his colleagues are attempting to understand the biological basis of COPD and develop a therapy to improve patient care. He is currently Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and serves on six additional editorial boards including the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Journal of Experimental Medicine. He is a recipient of the American Thoracic Society Research Achievement Award, and the Ochsner Award for tobacco-related research.
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Table of contents

Anatomy and development of the respiratory tract
Anesthesia and surgery
Biologic processes and associated cells and molecules
Defence mechanisms
Diagnostic evaluation
Disorders of the control of breathing
Disorders of the pleura
Disorders of pulmonary circulation
Environmental and occupational disease
Infectious diseases
Infiltrative and interstitial lung diseases
Laboratory techniques for studying the lung in health and disease
Lung growth
Lung injury defence and repair
Lung tissues
Manifestations of respiratory disease
Neonatal and pediatric lung
Obstructive diseases
Oxygen delivery
Peripheral gas exchange
Pulmonary circulation and fluid exchange
Pulmonary gas exchange
Respiratory failure
Respiratory manifestations of extrapulmonary disease
Respiratory physiology
Respiratory pharmacology
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