This volume covers advances in the field of respiratory diseases, reflecting the recent and dramatic expansion of knowledge regarding the determinants of respiratory health, screening tests for early pulmonary lesions, therapeutic interventions for respiratory infections and strategies for prevention. It examines indoor and outdoor environmental sources of respiratory diseases, including levels of pollutants, air conditioning, indoor air quality and airborne allergens. Exploring ways to promote the respiratory health of both the individual and the community, Prevention of Respiratory Diseases covers areas including: the role of most of the known extrinsic and potentially preventable determinants in respiratory diseases; developments in epidemiology and children's respiratory health; the relationship between respiratory diseases and occupations; individual sensitivity or susceptibility to the effects of air pollutants; genetic, epidemiological and immunological markers, markers for bronchial cancer and the protease-antiprotease system; and the connection between tobacco smoke and respiratory diseases.;This resource is intended for pulmonologists, clinical immunologists and allergists, oncologists, physiologists, infectious disease specialists, respiratory therapists and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
". . .a timely summary. "
". . .a useful compendium of information. "
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Occupational diseases - epidemiology of occupational respiratory hazards - recent advances, J.M. Mur, occupational factors of lung cancer, Paolo Boffetta and Rodolfo Saracci, epidemiology of pleural cancer, J.C. McDonald, occupational factors of upper respiratory tract cancers, Franco Berrino, occupational factors of sinonasal cancers, Annette Leclerc and Daniele Luce, occupational asthma, Jean-Luc Malo, contribution of occupational exposures to the occurrence of chronic nonspecific lung disease, Dick Heederik and Taeke M. Pal, occupational lung cancer - interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental risk factors, Isabelle Stucker et al, measurement of occupational exposure and prevention - principal approaches to research, Marcel Goldberg and Paquerette Goldberg; environmental sources of respiratory diseases - indoor exposure to radon, Margot Tirmarche, pulmonary responses to multipollutant airborne particulate matter and other contaminants, with prevention strategies, Michael D. Lebowitz, prevention of health problems in air-conditioned buildings, Claude Molina, prevention of respiratory diseases from airborne allergens, Denis Charpin and Daniel Vervloet, indoor air quality problems and patient management, James H. Day, prevention of respiratory diseases from indoor and outdoor air pollution, Jonathan M. Samet and John D. Spengler; biological markers - genetic markers in complex diseases, Marie-Helene Dizier and Josue Feingold, protease-antiprotease system, Richard Sesboue and Jean-Pierre Martin, mechanisms of tobacco smoke-induced lung emphysema, Joseph G. Bieth, serum and urinary markers for lung elastin and collagen degradation, D.A. Hartmann et al, cytochrome P450 polymorphisms as markers of genetic risk for lung cancer, P.A. Laurent et al; tobacco and respiratory diseases - respiratory diseases and tobacco epidemiologic methodology, Margaret R. Becklake, adult respiratory diseases and environmental tobacco smoke, Robert E. Dales et al, childhood respiratory diseases and environmental tobacco smoke, Scott Weiss and John Hanrahan, tobacco smoke and bronchial responsiveness, Francine Kauffmann et al, tobacco smoke as a respiratory carcinogen, Dietrich Hoffmann and Ilse Hoffmann, tobacco and lung cancer epidemiology, Simone Benhamou et al, pharmacologic characteristics of tobacco dependence, Caroline Cohen et al, understanding smoking behavior and change - a key to prevention, Karen Slama and Serge Karsenty, role of health professionals in tobacco control, Martin Raw, cessation treatments for respiratory disease patients, Linda L. Pederson, principles of an antitobacco policy for the prevention of respiratory and nonrespiratory diseases, Albert Hirsch and Kjell Bjartveit.