Mustard Lung: Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disorders in Sulfur-Mustard Injured Patients brings together the details regarding pathophysiology, medication, and protective issues to provide a comprehensive look at health problems associated with sulfur mustard injury. It provides a bench-to-bedside look at the long term complications of vesicant exposure in humans as well as how mustard gas exposure affects lung function. By providing guidelines and approaches for the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of SM injury cases, this book is helpful for a wide range of medical researchers and clinicians.
For decades, chemical respiratory disorders were diagnosed and managed traditionally similar to other chronic respiratory diseases. However, the exact nature of chemical respiratory disorders is different and needs to be treated as such.
- Includes the most up-to-date basic and clinical research findings on sulfur mustard from top researchers
- Provides information on chemical agents, complications that arise due to sulfur mustard exposure, and drugs available to treat injuries
- Contains an appendix with practical prescription recommendations for patients affected by mustard lung
- Provides a bench-to-bedside look at the long term complications of vesicant exposure in humans as well as how mustard gas exposure affects lung function
Professor Mostafa Ghanei, MD, has been practicing as a pulmonologist since 1997. He is now Vice Chancellor in Research of Ministry of Health of Iran and Head of Research Center of Chemical Injuries, Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University. Additionally, he is a member of the European Respiratory Society, Iranian Lung Society, Iranian Executive Board of Lung Society, National Board Exam in Respiratory Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Thoracic Society.
From 2005-15, Dr. Ghanei produced 144 documents including articles, books, editorial, letters and reviews. He has published the majority of his work (50%) in the Medicine category. He has 1,551 citations and has experience with international, national and institutional collaboration with more than 150 colleagues. He holds an h-index of 22.