Aspiration Pneumonia

The Current Clinical Giant for Respiratory Physicians

  • Shinji Teramoto
  • Kosaku Komiya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Definition, Diagnosis and Theory of Aspiration Pneumonia

  3. Pathophysiology of Aspiration Pneumonia

  4. New Preventive Strategy

  5. Topics of Aspiration Pneumonia

About this book


This book offers an essential overview of aspiration pneumonia, and focuses on four major aspects: epidemiology, pathophysiology, new preventive strategies, and trending topics. Each part presents detailed findings and insights into critical issues for the treatment of the disease including its diagnosis, assessment, selecting antibiotics, similarities and differences between aspiration risk and aspiration pneumonia risk, different therapeutic approaches and so on. The book also discusses emerging topics concerning the definition of NHCAP and sleep apnea. Special attention is given to therapeutic and preventive approaches for the elderly, highlighting recent advances and the evidence on their positive outcomes.

  Since the patients with this disorder are often in a post-stroke state and elderly, the book is highly relevant for neurologists and geriatric physicians. Further, many surgeons also face this type of pneumonia in association with postoperative complications and cancer therapy related complications. Lastly, the definition of aspiration pneumonia and its therapeutic strategy have yet to be established in many countries, and the data presented here should serve as a guideline for its future diagnosis and treatment. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for primary physicians, pulmonologists, gerontologists, respiratory nurses, physical therapists, dentists and otolaryngologists alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shinji Teramoto
    • 1
  • Kosaku Komiya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory MedicineTokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Respiratory Medicine & Infectious DiseasesOita University Faculty of MedicineYufuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-4505-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-4506-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-5552
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-5560
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology