Mechanisms and Manifestations of Obesity in Lung Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128135532

Mechanisms and Manifestations of Obesity in Lung Disease

1st Edition

Authors: Richard Johnston Benjamin Suratt
Paperback ISBN: 9780128135532
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 352
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Description

Mechanisms and Manifestations of Obesity in Lung Disease is a complete resource for the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms related to obesity and lung disease. Obesity has not simply changed the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; it has had a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases, not only as a cause of pulmonary disease, but as a disease modifier of established lung disease.

Obesity is increasingly recognized to affect the presentation, response to treatment, and outcomes of many forms of lung disease. This obesity epidemic has taken hold throughout the developed world, and scientists and clinicians are challenged to identify the mechanisms by which obesity alters lung health and the pathogenesis of lung diseases, the understanding of which is critical to the ability to develop new ways of dealing with the obese patient and their pulmonary health. This book will be an important new resource to both clinicians and scientists dealing with these new health problems in pulmonary medicine.

Key Features

  • All-in-one resource describing the impact of obesity on the development and severity of lung disease
  • Details the molecular and immunologic mechanisms by which obesity impacts the pathogenesis and outcomes of lung disease
  • Chapter authors are internationally recognized leaders in the area of obesity and lung disease

Readership

Adult and pediatric pulmonologists, adult and pediatric intensivists, Ph.D. scientists, pulmonary and critical care subspecialty fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students

Table of Contents

1. Obesity and Lung Function
2. Epidemiology of Obesity and Obstructive Airway Diseases
3. Mechanistic Insights from Human Studies of Asthma and COPD
4. The Relevance of Animal Models for the Study of Obesity-Induced Asthma
5. Metabolic Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
6. Obesity and Pulmonary Hypertension
7. Obesity and Infectious Diseases
8. Obesity and Acute Lung Injury
9. Adipose Tissue Metabolism in Obesity
10. Metabolic Control of Immune Cells
11. Obesity and the Microbiome
12. Lipoproteins as Inflammatory Mediators
13. Obesity-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction and the Risk of Disease

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128135532

About the Author

Richard Johnston

Richard A. Johnston is assistant professor of pediatrics, adjunct assistant professor of integrative biology and pharmacology, and associate member at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston. He is a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Thoracic Society and American Physiological Society. He has reviewed for over 15 scientific journals and holds editorial positions on 2 current journals. Dr. Johnston’s major areas of research include obesity and lung disease, air pollution, respiratory mechanics, and acute lung injury

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Associate Director for Research, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The University of Texas, USA

Benjamin Suratt

Dr. Suratt is a professor of Medicine and Cell & Molecular Biology; Vice Chair of Medicine for Academic Affairs; Associate Chief, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine; Associate Director, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He is an active member of over 10 professional organizations including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Suratt's research career has focused on the role of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of critical illness, particularly ARDS. His recent work has focused on host factors, such as obesity and genetic polymorphisms, and their influence on inflammatory response in the development of and outcomes from critical illness. He has clinical expertise in Pulmonary complications of Cancer Survivorship and General Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Cell & Molecular Biology; Vice Chair of Medicine for Academic Affairs; Associate Chief, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine; Associate Director, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont

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