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Disaster and Respiratory Diseases

  • Keisaku Fujimoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Respiratory Injury Directly Induced by a Disaster

  3. Respiratory Disturbance by Aggravation of the Living Environment

  4. Aggravation of Existing Respiratory Diseases by the Lack of Health Resource due to the Lifeline Stoppage

  5. Countermeasures Against Disaster for the Patients with Respiratory Diseases

About this book


This book provides valuable data on the outbreak, aggravation, treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases based on prior experiences of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Poor hygiene and air pollution can lead to the onset of pneumonia and other respiratory disease, while a lack of medical supplies aggravates existing pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Furthermore, there are cases where those forced to live in cramped conditions, such as cars, following a disaster have developed pulmonary thromboembolism as a result of deep vein thrombosis. The large numbers of patients diagnosed with respiratory diseases make understanding the links between natural disasters and pulmonary disease vital.

Disaster and Respiratory Diseases is a valuable resource for all medical staff, including physicians involved in primary care, respiratory medicine and infection control and emergency medicine, as well as respiratory surgeons. It is also useful to national and regional governments concerned about anti-disaster measures.


Tsunami Lung Asbesto Trauma Crush Syndrome Hygiene Asthma COPD

Editors and affiliations

  • Keisaku Fujimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Laboratory SciencesShinshu University School of Health ScienceMatsumotoJapan

About the editors

Volume Editor

Keisaku Fujimoto, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Shinshu University School of Health Sciences

​Series Editors

Hiroyuki Nakamura, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical Center, Ibaraki, Japan

Kazutetsu Aoshiba, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical Center, Ibaraki, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Disaster and Respiratory Diseases
  • Editors Keisaku Fujimoto
  • Series Title Respiratory Disease Series: Diagnostic Tools and Disease Managements
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Disease Series: Diagnostic Tools and Disease Managements
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-2597-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-2598-4
  • Series ISSN 2509-5552
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-5560
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 178
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    Emergency Services
    Natural Hazards
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