Studies on Respiratory Disorders

  • Nirmal K. Ganguly
  • Surinder K. Jindal
  • Shyam Biswal
  • Peter J. Barnes
  • Ruby Pawankar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Francesco Galli, Massimo Conese, Luigi Maiuri, Roberto Gambari, Desirée Bartolini, Marta Piroddi et al.
    Pages 1-26
  3. Yan Liang, Lou Ann S. Brown
    Pages 49-66
  4. F. J. van Schooten, A. W. Boots, A. Smolinska, J. W. Dallinga
    Pages 67-84
  5. Bidyalaxmi Devi Leishangthem, Ruchi Rastogi, Archana Bhatnagar
    Pages 85-99
  6. Indu Verma, Surinder K. Jindal, Nirmal K. Ganguly
    Pages 101-114
  7. Peter J. Barnes
    Pages 115-129
  8. Ruby Pawankar, Chika Ozu, Miyuki Hayashi, Shingo Yamanishi
    Pages 151-161
  9. Corrine R. Kliment, Tim D. Oury
    Pages 163-190
  10. Sahajal Dhooria, Dheeraj Gupta
    Pages 191-201
  11. Daniel E. Banks, Michael J. Morris, Surinder K. Jindal
    Pages 203-224
  12. Aditya Jindal, Navneet Singh
    Pages 245-257
  13. Izabela Chrobak, Christina Mallarino Haeger, Marcy E. Maracle, Laura E. Fredenburgh
    Pages 259-325
  14. Thomas E. Sussan, Shyam Biswal
    Pages 335-348
  15. Subhabrata Moitra, Sneha Limaye, Bill Brashier
    Pages 349-367
  16. Samir Malhotra, Amritpal Singh
    Pages 369-379
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 381-394

About this book


Studies on Respiratory Disorders considers the whole panorama of oxidative damage in different respiratory disorders for the review of clinician and laboratory investigators and makes diverse information available in a single volume.  This volume provides a comprehensive review of numerous studies on the role of oxygen and nitrogen species in lung diseases; it also discusses the potential role of anti-oxidants in their treatment.  The contents are organized into three sections along fairly broad classifications: I.  General introductory chapters on oxidant stress; general considerations related to reactive oxygen and nitrogen species; the role of exhaled breath condensate and other volatile compounds as exhaled biomarkers of inflammation;  II. Oxidative stress in different groups of respiratory disorders such as pulmonary infections (viral, bacterial and tuberculosis);  airway diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, air pollution, allergies and asthma; miscellaneous lung diseases (e.g., interstitial diseases, sarcoidosis, asbestosis, respiratory muscle dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension and cancer); and III., Anti-oxidant drugs. These final chapters on anti-oxidant drugs including the mimics (such as traditional herbs) provide a critical review of the available information on their success and failure.  Studies on Respiratory Disorders is an important addition to the Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice series and is essential reading  for those treating or researching treatment for respiratory disorders.


Asthma Free radicals Hypertension Oxidative injury Pulmonary infections/disease Reactive species

Editors and affiliations

  • Nirmal K. Ganguly
    • 1
  • Surinder K. Jindal
    • 2
  • Shyam Biswal
    • 3
  • Peter J. Barnes
    • 4
  • Ruby Pawankar
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyNational Institute of ImmunologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pulmonary MedicinePostgraduate Institute of Medical EducatChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of Medicine and OncologyJohns Hopkins College of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.National Heart & Lung InstituteImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Department of PediatricsNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0496-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0497-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7224
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7232
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