Pulmonary Health and Disorders

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1150)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 1150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christian Monsé, Birger Jettkant, Bernd Karl Heinrich Schramm, Horst Christoph Broding, Matthias Knappe, Manfred Michl et al.
    Pages 1-10
  3. A. Płóciniczak, A. Baszczuk, A. Ludziejewska, H. Winiarska, S. Michalak, G. Kasprzak et al.
    Pages 17-24
  4. Maciej Śmietanowski, Jarosław Wysocki, Jarosław Balcerzak, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska, Maryla Śmietanowska, Kazimierz Niemczyk
    Pages 25-34
  5. M. Wojda, J. Kostrzewa-Janicka, P. Śliwiński, P. Bieleń, P. Jurkowski, R. Wojda et al.
    Pages 35-42
  6. Iwona Patyk, Cezary Rybacki, Agata Kalicka, Agnieszka Rzeszotarska, Jolanta Korsak, Andrzej Chciałowski
    Pages 43-52
  7. Ewa Rębacz-Maron, Anna Stangret, Iwona Teul
    Pages 53-67
  8. M. Duda-Sikula, B. Mroczek, A. Szewczyk, D. Kurpas
    Pages 69-76
  9. D. Kowalczyk, K. Szymański, K. Cieślak, E. Hallmann-Szelińska, L. B. Brydak
    Pages 77-82
  10. K. Szymański, K. Cieślak, D. Kowalczyk, E. Hallmann-Szelińska, L. B. Brydak
    Pages 83-88
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 89-90

About this book


This book presents original articles that report on new approaches and developments involving pulmonary disorders. Pulmonary health attracts public concern as lungs are the first line of defense of the organism against various contagions and are directly influenced by all too often unhealthy constituents of ambient air, which make them vulnerable to diseases. The articles deal with the pathogenic background and most relevant practical aspects of the widespread pulmonary disorders. Topics include the mechanisms and treatment options of sleep apnea syndrome, occupational exposure to carbon dioxide, and the research on prognostic factors in lung cancer. Another theme tackles quality of life in chronic pathologies and the psychosocial factors, often underestimated, having influence on lung function already in adolescence, and thus liable to shape adult pulmonary morbidity. Reports on the course of recent influenza outbreaks and a rather dismal state of anti-influenza measures top off the content. The volume is addressed to clinicians and researchers, pulmonary doctors, and other professionals engaged in patient care and therapy.


Respiratory disorders Health care Sleep apnea Lung cancer Influenza

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Opole Medical SchoolOpolePoland

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