© 2015

Noncommunicable Diseases

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 866)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 866)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. W. Naumnik, B. Naumnik, W. Niklińska, M. Ossolińska, E. Chyczewska
    Pages 1-6
  3. J. Lorkowski, M. Mrzygłód, O. Grzegorowska
    Pages 7-13
  4. P. Korczyński, K. Górska, J. Nasiłowski, R. Chazan, R. Krenke
    Pages 15-23
  5. Anna M. Kucharska, Beata Pyrżak, Urszula Demkow
    Pages 35-40
  6. A. Dubaniewicz, L. Kalinowski, M. Dudziak, A. Kalinowska, M. Singh
    Pages 41-49
  7. L. Tomcikova Mikusiakova, H. Pistekova, P. Kosutova, P. Mikolka, A. Calkovska, D. Mokra
    Pages 51-59
  8. W. J. Piotrowski, J. Kiszałkiewicz, D. Pastuszak-Lewandoska, P. Górski, A. Antczak, M. Migdalska-Sęk et al.
    Pages 61-69
  9. D. Kurpas, M. M. Bujnowska-Fedak, A. Athanasiadou, B. Mroczek
    Pages 71-81
  10. Katarzyna Pawelec, Małgorzata Salamonowicz, Anna Panasiuk, Elżbieta Leszczynska, Maryna Krawczuk-Rybak, Urszula Demkow et al.
    Pages 83-89
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 91-92

About this book


Diseases of the respiratory system often cause multisystem dysfunction and morbidity. Respiratory diseases not transmissible by a direct contact are rarer than those of inflammatory or infectious background. Such noncommunicable diseases, often entailing genetic and immune aspects, are areas of limited understanding; sarcoidosis being a case in point. This book tackles the issues relevant to such diseases. The research on novel cytokine markers, which may help in the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis, is described. Modern approaches to the management of pneumothorax, a frequent accompaniment of lung diseases or chest wall trauma are dealt with as well. There are also chapters that underscore the immuno-inflammatory mechanisms of disorders seemingly unrelated to respiration, such as obesity or aplastic anemia, which may appreciably affect the control of the respiratory system and thus its vulnerability to diseases. The book will be of interest to clinicians and medical researchers.


Cytokine disease markers Lung function Managment of pneumothorax Primary health care Sarcoidosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NursingPublic Higher Medical Professional School in OpoleOpolePoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Editors Mieczyslaw Pokorski
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs Exp. Medicine, Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19973-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37017-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19974-0
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 92
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
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