This book discusses a wide range of investigations and practice-oriented advances in pulmonary medicine and critical care.
Pulmonary diseases are a major cause of hospitalization and mortality, affecting millions of people worldwide. Addressing a range of topics, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and lung cancer, the book offers insights into the disease mechanisms and risk factors, along with practical aspects concerning the maintenance of quality of life, adherence to therapy, and palliative treatment and care. Further, it explores diagnostic and treatment approaches to respiratory dysfunction and respiratory failure, highlighting the beneficial effects of good sleep quality in chronic pulmonary conditions and lung transplant patients. The book also presents novel experimental research on the cellular voltage-gated sodium channels in the mechanism of pathological cough, which is particularly relevant for future targeted antitussive therapy. Lastly, it addresses the epidemiological aspects of pulmonary infections.
As such, this book is a valuable resource for medical scholars, clinicians, family physicians, and other professionals seeking to improve the management of respiratory diseases.
Lidocaine, a Non-Selective Inhibitor of Voltage Gated Sodium Channels, Blocks Chemically Induced Cough in Awake Naïve Guinea Pigs
Simona Svajdova, Tomas Buday, and Mariana Brozmanova
Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Receiving Palliative Chemotherapy
Cyryl Daroszewski, Malgorzata Stasiewicz, Ewa Jazwinska-Tarnawska, Anna Rachwalik, Ewa Mura, Joanna Luboch-Kowal, Andrzej Drys, Zdzislaw A. Bogucki, and Anna Brzecka
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Platelet Count
Szymon. Skoczynski, Damian Krzyzak, Aleksandra Studnicka, Maciej Ogonowski1, Ewelina Tobiczyk, Grzegorz Brozek, Wladyslaw Pierzchala, and Adam Barczyk
Influence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Quality of Life and Exercise Capacity in Lung Transplant Recipients
Frederike Kruse, Bjoern E. Kleibrink, Thomas Rabis, Yi Wang Gerhard Weinreich, Markus Kamler, Christian Taube, Kurt Rasche, and Urte Sommerwerck
Anthropometric Factors in the Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome
M. Tazbirek, J. Potoczny, K. Strójwas, W. Pierzchala, and A. Barczyk
Sleep Disorders and Adherence to Inhalation Therapy in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Mariusz Chabowski, Judyta Luczak, Krzysztof Dudek, and Beata Jankowska-Polanska
Noninvasive Ventilation-Facilitated Bronchofiberoscopy in Patients with Respiratory Failure
Szymon Skoczynski, Lukasz Minarowski, Ewelina Tobiczyk, Aleksandra Oraczewska, Klaudia Glinka, Karolina Ficek, Robert Mróz, and Adam Barczyk
Atypical and Typical Bacteria in Children with Community Acquired Pneumonia
A. Jama-Kmiecik, M. Frej-Madrzak, J. Sarowska, D. Teryks-Wolyniec, A. Skiba, and I. Choroszy-Król
Epidemiology of Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Hospitalized Patients in Poland during 2009-2016
Patryk Tarka, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Pawel Gorynski, Piotr Tyszko, Magdalena Bogdan, and Krzysztof Kanecki
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation for Accessory Respiratory Muscles Training in Patients after Ischemic Stroke
Lucyna Slupska, Tomasz Halski, Malgorzata Zytkiewicz, Kuba Ptaszkowski, Robert Dymarek, Jakub Taradaj, and Malgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz