© 2019


  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1222)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 1222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andrzej Chciałowski, Tomasz Gólczewski
    Pages 1-8
  3. Martyna Zurawiecka, Iwona Wronka
    Pages 9-16
  4. M. Maskey-Warzechowska, M. Mierzejewski, K. Gorska, R. Golowicz, L. Jesien, R. Krenke
    Pages 17-25
  5. S. Cofta, H. M. Winiarska, A. Płóciniczak, L. Bielawska, A. Brożek, T. Piorunek et al.
    Pages 27-35
  6. Katarzyna Postrzech-Adamczyk, Artur Nahorecki, Katarzyna Zatońska, Joshua Lawson, Maria Wołyniec, Robert Skomro et al.
    Pages 37-42
  7. Jacek Polański, Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Grzegorz Mazur, Mariusz Chabowski
    Pages 43-53
  8. August Wrotek, Małgorzata Czajkowska, Teresa Jackowska
    Pages 55-62
  9. K. Łuniewska, K. Szymański, E. Hallmann-Szelińska, D. Kowalczyk, R. Sałamatin, A. Masny et al.
    Pages 63-68
  10. Ewelina Hallmann-Szelińska, K. Szymański, K. Łuniewska, A. Masny, D. Kowalczyk, R. Sałamatin et al.
    Pages 69-73
  11. K. Szymański, K. Łuniewska, E. Hallmann-Szelińska, D. Kowalczyk, R. Sałamatin, A. Masny et al.
    Pages 75-80
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 81-81

About this book


This book addresses several burning issues concerning diseases involving the lungs and respiratory tract.

It discusses the epidemiology, mechanisms, prevention, and diagnosis of chest conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea and respiratory infections. Further, it examines the intertwined connection between oxidative stress, cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension, and the occurrence and course of obstructive sleep apnea. It also provides pulmonologists with valuable information on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with severe airway obstruction or respiratory tract infections. Other topics covered include viral infections of the airways, such as influenza, particularly in high-risk groups like pediatric populations, as well as psychosocial aspects, e.g., quality of life in lung cancer patients. Combining basic science and clinical practice, the articles provide key insights and highlight the areas of still limited understanding of disease processes.

Stimulating new directions in clinical practice, this collection of articles is intended for respiratory physicians, clinical experts, family practitioners, and all allied healthcare professionals.


pulmonary diseases spirometry airway obstruction bronchiolitis sleep apnea influenza respiratory infections healthcare

Editors and affiliations

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

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