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Smoking and Lung Inflammation

Basic, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Advances

  • Thomas J. Rogers
  • Gerard J. Criner
  • William D. Cornwell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Laimute Taraseviciene-Stewart, Norbert F. Voelkel
    Pages 1-27
  3. William D. Cornwell, Maria Elena Vega, Thomas J. Rogers
    Pages 29-58
  4. Paul A. Kennedy, Laurie E. Kilpatrick
    Pages 59-79
  5. Victor Kim, Kosuke Kato, K. Chul Kim, Erik P. Lillehoj
    Pages 81-98
  6. David B. Corry, Farrah Kheradmand
    Pages 129-142
  7. Alex J. Mackay, Anant R. C. Patel, Jadwiga A. Wedzicha
    Pages 143-157
  8. Karin Provost, Himanshu Desai, Sanjay Sethi
    Pages 159-176
  9. Kartik V. Shenoy, Gerard J. Criner
    Pages 177-190

About this book

Introduction

Smoking and Lung Inflammation is the first book directly related to chronic lung inflammation of its kind in several respects. First, the it focuses on both basic and clinical research on COPD, and the inflammatory mechanisms that function in these diseases. Second, it is unique with respect to scope of the discussion of the unusual characteristics of the immune response which occurs in these patients. Third, it includes knowledge being gained from translational research conducted through clinical trials at several Medical Schools in the United States. Not only is this research providing information about novel drugs and therapies, but it is also advancing our understanding of the genetics of these diseases. This work will illuminate the molecular basis for these diseases, and hopefully will permit us to individualize the therapies for these diseases.

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Rogers
    • 1
  • Gerard J. Criner
    • 2
  • William D. Cornwell
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for InflammationTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine & Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Center for InflammationTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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