Respiratory Medicine

Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung

A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach

Editors: Guidot, David M., Mehta, Ashish J. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of alcohol-related lung disorders
  • Presents evolving therapeutic options
  • Excellent resource for a wide range of clinicians caring for individuals affected by alcohol use disorders​
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Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians who care for individuals affected by alcohol use disorders in diverse settings. Although alcohol abuse alone does not cause acute lung injury, it renders the lung susceptible to dysfunction in response to the inflammatory stresses of sepsis, trauma, and other clinical conditions recognized to cause acute lung injury. In parallel, these same pathophysiological effects of alcohol abuse significantly increase the risk of a wide range of serious lung infections. Many clinicians involved in the primary treatment of alcohol use disorders, such as addiction psychiatrists, will find this text of interest as it will expand their understanding of the health consequences of alcohol use disorders. In parallel, clinicians who specialize in pulmonary and/or critical care medicine will have a unique resource that provides a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of alcohol-related lung disorders and insights into evolving therapeutic options in these vulnerable individuals. Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach fills a gap in the literature and presents the evolving clinical research that may soon lead to novel therapies that can improve lung health in individuals with alcohol use disorders and co-existing conditions such as HIV infection.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Alcohol Use and Abuse in Human History

    Guidot, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Overview of the Evolving Recognition of the Health Effects of Excessive Alcohol Use Over the Past Two Centuries Including the Classic Citations

    Guidot, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 7-10

  • Current Definitions of Alcohol Use Disorders and the Use of Validated Questionnaires in Clinical Practice and Research

    Drexler, Karen

    Pages 11-17

  • The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse and Pneumonia

    Happel, Kyle I.

    Pages 19-34

  • The Epidemiology of Alcohol and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Clark, Brendan J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8833-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8832-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4500-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung
Book Subtitle
A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach
Editors
  • David M. Guidot
  • Ashish J. Mehta
Series Title
Respiratory Medicine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8833-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8833-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8832-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4500-9
Series ISSN
2197-7372
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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