Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases

ISBN: 978-1-55009-390-2




A multiphenotypic, systems biology approach to chronic obstructive lung disease has taken hold in recent years, and this second edition of Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases emphasizes the emerging concepts and ideas on the frontier of COPD research. 


Global in range, COPD was the world's fourth leading cause of death in 2004 and is expected to rise to the third position by 2030. This book takes the reader from the history of COPD and its epidemiology to the most recent advances in treatment for the various manifestations of this group of diseases and their basis in pathobiology.


Bringing together a roster of internationally renowned contributors from the front lines of pulmonary medicine and researchthis book is essential reading for practitioners in pulmonary medicine, pathology, thoracic radiology, and epidemiology.