Pulmonary Infection

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 857)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 857)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Karolina Bednarska, E. Hallmann-Szelińska, K. Kondratiuk, L. B. Brydak
    Pages 1-7
  3. Katarzyna Krenke, Marcin Sanocki, Emilia Urbankowska, Grażyna Kraj, Marta Krawiec, Tomasz Urbankowski et al.
    Pages 9-17
  4. Agnieszka Woźniak-Kosek, Jarosław Kosek, Jerzy Mierzejewski, Piotr Rapiejko
    Pages 19-24
  5. E. Kuchar, K. Miśkiewicz, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, L. Szenborn
    Pages 25-38
  6. Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, K. Korzeniewski, E. Gyrczuk, T. Zielonka, K. Życińska, K. Wardyn et al.
    Pages 39-44
  7. K. Bednarska, M. A. Nowak, K. Kondratiuk, E. Hallmann-Szelińska, L. B. Brydak
    Pages 45-50
  8. E. Kuchar, M. Dawiec, B. Kraszewska-Glomba, K. Miśkiewicz, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, L. Szenborn
    Pages 61-66
  9. Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, E. Kuchar, K. Życińska, E. Gyrczuk, K. Miśkiewicz, K. Korzeniewski
    Pages 67-74
  10. A. Jama-Kmiecik, M. Frej-Madrzak, G. Gosciniak, J. Sarowska, I. Choroszy-Krol
    Pages 75-78
  11. Agnieszka Woźniak-Kosek, Jarosław Kosek, Piotr Rapiejko
    Pages 79-85
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 87-87

About this book


The respiratory tract is a frequent target of infections caused by a wide range of organisms. The book provides reader-friendly information on aspects of pulmonary infections, including comprehensive accounts of bacterial and viral diseases, therapeutic approaches, molecular and classical culture-related techniques of diagnosis, and explaining the basic cell biological mechanism. The role of oxidative stress, both helpful in fighting invading pathogens and detrimental in yielding to infection is detailed as it is often undervalued and needs focus. The chapters encompass latest developments and applications in bacteriology and virology, preventive and therapeutic tips, and raise attention to implementation of proper antibiotic policies by medical institutions to decrease resistance to antimicrobials. The perennial problem of low influenza vaccination coverage rate is rationalized. The volume will be of interest to both clinicians and biomedical researchers engaged in this exciting field.


Influenza Oxidative stress Pathophysiology of infection Respiratory tract infections Vaccination

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Opole Institute of PsychologyOpolePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17457-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17458-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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