Asthma and COPD
Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management
- Peter Barnes
- Jeffrey Drazen
- Stephen Rennard
- Neil Thomson
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which encompasses both chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is one of the most common respiratory conditions of adults in the developed world. Asthma and COPD: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management provides a unique, authoritative comparison of asthma and COPD. Written and edited by the world's leading experts, it is a comprehensive review of the most recent understanding of the basic mechanisms of both conditions, specifically comparing their etiology, pathogenesis, and treatments.
Cell biologists, immunologists, pharmacologists, and physicians working in pulmonary research in academia or the pharmaceutical industry.