Focusing specifically on the inter-relationship between the nose and the lungs, this reference examines the structural connections between the upper and lower airways and explores the microscopic and gross anatomy of the respiratory tract. Considering functional relationships, as well as human and animal models of disease, this source delivers articles on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of allergic airway dysfunction and other illnesses affecting the entire respiratory tract.
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Anatomy and physiology of the upper and lower airways: comparative anatomy of the nasal and tracheal/bronchial airways, Fuad M. Baroody and Brendan J. Canning; the impact of nasal function and dysfunction on the lower airways, Alkis Togias and Hugh Windom; upper airway reflexes and involvement of the lower airway, Ronald Eccles. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of upper and lower airway disease: epidemiological evidence for the relationship between upper and lower airway diseases, Isabella Annesi-Maesano; comparative pathogenesis of upper and lower airway allergic disease, K. Rajakulasingam and Stephen R. Durham; pathogenetic links between rhinitis and asthma, Jean Bousquet, A. Maurizo Vignola and Pascal Demoly; viral infections - effects on nasal and lower airway functions, Imran R. Hussain and Sebastian L. Johnston; experimental animal models of upper-lower airways interactions, Charles G. Irvin. Diagnosis and treatment of rhino-sinusitis and asthma: diagnostic evaluation of sinusitis in patients with asthma, Sheldon Spector, Michael Diament and Dale Rice; management of allergic rhinitis in patients with asthma, Jonathan Corren and Jean Bousquet; medical management of sinusitis in patients with asthma, Larry Borish, James A. Wilde, William K. Dolen, Chester Stafford and Raymond Slavin; surgical management of rhinitis, sinusitis and nasal polyposis in patients with asthma, R. Jankowski; manifestations of aspirin sensitivity in the upper and lower airways, Donald D. Stevenson; effects of sleep on upper and lower airways, Robert D. Ballard; vocal cord dysfunction, Kenneth B. Newman. Systemic diseases affecting upper and lower airways: manifestations of cystic fibrosis in the upper and lower airways, Peter Macguire, Robert Bocian, Judy Palmer and Dale T. Umetsu; the sinobronchial syndrome and diffuse panbronchiolitis, Yukihiko Sugiyama and Shoji Kudoh; manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis in the upper and lower airways, David B. Hellmann; manifestation of sarcoidosis in the upper and lower airways, David R. Moller and Irina Petrache; manifestations of immune deficiency syndromes in the upper and lower airways, Jeffrey L. Kishiyama and Daniel C. Adelman.