This reference compiles the most current technical and biological data available to survey the state-of-science in the care and management of patients with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, COPD, and other forms of lung disease-tracking the initiation and progression of processes that cause airway obstruction, the biologic and physiological abnormalities that characterize COPD, and the potential reversibility of the inflammatory response in COPD for improved patient diagnosis and treatment.
Table of Contents
Arrested Alveolar Formation in BPD. BPD in the Postsurfactant Era. What is COPD?. Destruction of Small Conducting Airways and Alveolar Structures in COPD. Alveolar and Bronchiolar Inflammation in COPD. Analysis of Gene Expression Using Differential Display. Microarray Analysis of Gene Expression. Morphological Development of the Mammalian Lung: Comparative Aspects. Morphology of Adult Nonmammalian Vertebrate Lungs with Particular Emphasis on the Relationship Between Their Designs and Susceptibility to Disease and Other Afflictions. Lung Branching Morphogenesis: Potential for Regeneration of Small Conducting Airways. Apoptosis and Emphysema. Genetic Analysis of the Development of Emphysema and Animal Models of COPD. Vasculogenesis in the Lung.
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