Gender, Sex Hormones and Respiratory Disease

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Anna R.┬áHemnes

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Craig A. Harms, Joshua R. Smith, Stephanie P. Kurti
    Pages 1-26
  3. Catherine A. Meldrum, MeiLan K. Han
    Pages 63-85
  4. Dawn C. Newcomb
    Pages 87-103
  5. Xinping (Peter) Chen, Eric D. Austin
    Pages 105-117
  6. Andrew J. Bryant
    Pages 119-145
  7. Laura P. Stabile, Timothy F. Burns
    Pages 147-171
  8. Jeannette Zinggeler Berg, Lisa Young
    Pages 173-187
  9. Patricia Silveyra
    Pages 189-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-213

About this book


This book discusses normal sex-related differences in lung structure and function and the role these differences play in lung disease. New research on the effects of sex hormone signaling on specific cell types of the lung has begun to reveal how these hormones may drive or prevent lung disease. Expertly written chapters examine the effects of sex hormones on normal pulmonary structure and function, hormone signaling in lung health, and specific diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and lung cancer. Gender, Sex Hormones, and Respiratory Disease: A Comprehensive Guide focuses on our current understanding and the gaps in research, with suggestions for future directions and implications for therapy. This book is a useful reference for pulmonologists and researchers and will prompt further inquiry aimed at improving overall lung health.


Acute respiratory distress syndrome Airways, parenchyma and pulmonary vasculature COPD LAM Pulmonary hypertension Sex hormone signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna R.┬áHemnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23996-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23998-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology