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Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease

2nd Edition

Edited by Kian Fan Chung, Peter J. Barnes

CRC Press

468 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Description

Written as a concise clinical reference guide covering the current and future airway disease treatments, this text encompasses:

  • pathophysiology of respiratory tract diseases
  • the methods of measuring airway and clinical responses
  • the concepts upon which many treatments are used in COPD and asthma conditions
  • the way in which these treatments work, and how new treatments can be discovered and tested in various patient groups
  • state-of-the-art pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in controlling pathophysiological processes in the airways
  • normal and abnormal physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of the respiratory tract
  • basic mechanisms of inflammatory cell activation and pathophysiology in disease
  • therapeutic ways of controlling inflammation
  • ways of reversing or preventing airflow obstruction, and symptomatic treatments of advanced disease

Emphasizing state-of-the-art pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in controlling pathophysiological processes in the airways, Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Airway Disease reviews normal and abnormal physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of the respiratory tract.

Covering the basic mechanisms of inflammatory cell activation and pathophysiology in disease, therapeutic ways of controlling inflammation, reversing or preventing airflow obstruction, and symptomatic treatments of advanced disease.

Table of Contents

Principles and Practice

Principles of Airway Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Peter J. Barnes

Clinical Trials in Asthma and COPD: Trial Designs, Clinical Endpoints, and Biomarkers, Trevor T. Hansel, Andrew J. Tan, Peter J. Barnes, and Onn Min Kon

Assessment of Responses of the Airways to Therapeutic Agents, John D. Brannan and Paul M. O’Byrne

Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics of Airway

Diseases, Youming Zhang, William Cookson, and Miriam Moffatt

Delivery of Drugs to the Airways, Omar S. Usmani

Drugs in Respiratory Diseases

Inhaled Corticosteroids in Airways Disease, Ian M. Adcock, Kian Fan Chung, and Gaetano Caramori

Bronchodilator Therapy of Airway Diseases, James F. Donohue and Jill Ohar

Anti-Mediator Therapy, Neil C. Thomson

Antiallergic Approaches in Airway Disease, Chris J. Corrigan

New Anti-inflammatory Treatments for Asthma and COPD, Kian Fan Chung

Therapeutics and Treatment Approaches

Airway Wall Remodeling as a Concept for Airway Disease

Therapeutics, E. Haydn Walters, Davis P. Johns, and Chris Ward

Acute Exacerbations of COPD, J. A. Wedzicha and J. R. Hurst

Treatment of Stable COPD, Stephen I. Rennard, William Pease, and Peter J. Barnes

Management of Chronic Asthma in Adults, Kian Fan Chung

Exacerbations of Asthma in Adults, Neil Barnes and Sophe G. Fuika

Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Cough, Alyn H. Morice

Index

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MED079000
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine