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Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

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Peter K. Jeffery, Peter J. Barnes, Domenico Spina, Clive P. Page, Brian J. O'Connor, Jeremy M. Segal, Nicholas J. Gross, Mazakazu Ichinose, Paul M. O'Byrne, N. A. Jones, Ahmed Z. El-Hashim, Pierangelo Geppetti, Lawrence G. Garland, Alan G. Lamont, Brydon L. Bennett, Yoshitaka Satoh, Alan J. Lewis, Joseph P. Lynch III, Michael Keane, Athol U. Wells, Mario Cazzola, Maria G. Matera, Robert Wilson, R. Gary, G. Ruiz, Hilary Wyatt, John F. Price, Sanjay Mehta, David G. McCormack, Tarek Saba, Andrew Peacock, Norbert F. Voelkel, M. W. Geraci, S. Abman, Ignacio I. Wistuba, Adi F. Gazdar, Desmond N. Carney, John J. Adcock, Peter V. Dicpinigaitis
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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521773218

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  • Respiratory diseases affect millions of people each year and represent a major health burden around the world. This timely reference surveys and evaluates the drug treatments available for the main categories of lung diseases including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and respiratory infections. The recent re-emergence of tuberculosis and the increase in asthma in certain populations underlines the importance of finding effective new treatments for these diseases. This publication, a comprehensive reference, is one of the first to survey current and novel drug treatments for this group of diseases. It is certain to establish itself as an essential source of reference for respiratory physicians, clinicians and clinical pharmacologists.

    • First comprehensive survey of established and novel drug treatments for all categories of respiratory diseases
    • The re-emergence and increased prevalence of some of these diseases makes this publication more timely than ever
    • An essential source of reference for all health professionals looking after patients with respiratory diseases
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    '… this book will become an essential source of reference for respiratory clinicians and clinical pharmacologists … clearly written and produced and usually well illustrated.' Pharmaceutical Journal

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521773218
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 195 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.682kg
    • contains: 108 b/w illus. 15 colour illus. 57 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Asthma and COPD:
    1. Pathology of asthma and COPD Peter K. Jeffery
    2. Glucocorticosteroids Peter J. Barnes
    3. ß2- adrenoceptor agonists Domenico Spina, Clive P. Page and Brian J. O'Connor
    4. Anticholinergic bronchodilators Jeremy M. Segal and Nicholas J. Gross
    5. Antiallergic drugs Mazakazu Ichinose
    6. Drugs affecting the synthesis and action of leukotrienes Paul M. O'Byrne
    7. Theophylline and selective phosphodiesterase inhibitors in the treatment of respiratory disease N. A. Jones, Domenico Spina and Clive P. Page
    8. Potential therapeutic effects of potassium channel openers in respiratory diseases Ahmed Z. El-Hashim
    9. Tachykinin and kinin antagonists Pierangelo Geppetti
    10. Drugs affecting IgE (synthesis inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies) Lawrence G. Garland and Alan G. Lamont
    11. Drugs targeting cell signalling Brydon L. Bennett, Yoshitaka Satoh and Alan J. Lewis
    Part II. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease:
    12. Current approaches to the treatment of parenchymal lung diseases Joseph P. Lynch III and Michael Keane
    13. Drug treatments of the future in fibrotic lung disease Athol U. Wells
    Part III. Infection:
    14. Current and future management of pneumonia Mario Cazzola and Maria G. Matera
    15. Current treatment of chronic bronchial suppuration Robert Wilson
    16. Current and future treatment of cystic fibrosis R. Gary, G. Ruiz, Hilary Wyatt and John F. Price
    Part IV. Pulmonary Vascular Diseases:
    17. Pathophysiology of pulmonary vascular disease Sanjay Mehta and David G. McCormack
    18. Current treatment of pulmonary vascular diseases Tarek Saba and Andrew Peacock
    19. Future treatment of pulmonary vascular diseases Norbert F. Voelkel, M. W. Geraci and S. Abman
    Part V. Lung Cancer:20. Molecular pathology of lung cancer Ignacio I. Wistuba and Adi F. Gazdar
    21. Small cell lung cancer Desmond N. Carney
    Part VI. Cough:
    22. Mechanisms of cough John J. Adcock
    23. Current treatment of cough Peter V. Dicpinigaitis.

  • Editors

    Domenico Spina, King's College London

    Clive P. Page, King's College London

    William J. Metzger, National Jewish Medical and Research Centre, Denver

    Brian J. O'Connor, King's College London

    Contributors

    Peter K. Jeffery, Peter J. Barnes, Domenico Spina, Clive P. Page, Brian J. O'Connor, Jeremy M. Segal, Nicholas J. Gross, Mazakazu Ichinose, Paul M. O'Byrne, N. A. Jones, Ahmed Z. El-Hashim, Pierangelo Geppetti, Lawrence G. Garland, Alan G. Lamont, Brydon L. Bennett, Yoshitaka Satoh, Alan J. Lewis, Joseph P. Lynch III, Michael Keane, Athol U. Wells, Mario Cazzola, Maria G. Matera, Robert Wilson, R. Gary, G. Ruiz, Hilary Wyatt, John F. Price, Sanjay Mehta, David G. McCormack, Tarek Saba, Andrew Peacock, Norbert F. Voelkel, M. W. Geraci, S. Abman, Ignacio I. Wistuba, Adi F. Gazdar, Desmond N. Carney, John J. Adcock, Peter V. Dicpinigaitis

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