Respiratory Medicine

Obesity and Lung Disease

A Guide to Management

Editors: Dixon, Anne E., Clerisme-Beaty, Emmanuelle M. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive, first-of-its kind title in the field
  • Covers full range of issues impacting obese patients with pulmonary conditions
  • Important new resource for clinicians and scientists alike
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About this book

As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect response to pathogens, and as such has a major influence on response to pneumonia, and has a significant impact on outcomes pertaining to acute lung injury in the intensive care unit. Obesity and Lung Disease: A Guide to Management is the first text in the field to cover the full range of issues related to managing obese patients with pulmonary problems. All the relevant conditions, in the context of obesity, are covered, including airway inflammation, sleep apnea, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation, as well as others. Written by an international group of experts, this important new volume is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and scientists concerned with the challenging problems surrounding obesity and lung diseases.

 

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“The editors aim to review the impact of obesity on respiratory diseases from both a physiopathological and a clinical point of view. … I have really enjoyed reading this book and … its strength relies on a concise format, an appealing style and clear messages, with graphs and illustrations present in most of the chapters. I highly recommend it to any respiratory physician and … an excellent initial resource for scientists when searching for information on this topic.” (S. Aliberti, European Respiratory Review, Vol. 23 (131), March, 2014)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Effects of Obesity on Lung Function

    Salome, Cheryl M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Effects of Obesity on Airway Responsiveness

    Shore, Stephanie A.

    Pages 21-45

  • The Effects of Obesity on Immune Function and Pulmonary Host Defense

    Mancuso, Peter

    Pages 47-69

  • Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obesity

    Kirkness, Jason Paul (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

    Littleton, Stephen W. (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-053-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-052-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-62703-938-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Obesity and Lung Disease
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Management
Editors
  • Anne E. Dixon
  • Emmanuelle M. Clerisme-Beaty
Series Title
Respiratory Medicine
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-053-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-053-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-052-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-938-3
Series ISSN
2197-7372
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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