Bronchiectasis, an Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012 - Medical - 690 pages
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The first issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine to be published with this focus, this issue reviews bronchiectasis from numerous angles to provide comprehensive coverage on this important subject.  Epidemiology, airway defense mechanisms, pathogenesis, imaging and genetic causes of bronchiectasis are discussed.  Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is addressed, as well as non-tuberculous mycobacteria as a cause of bronchiectasis.  Authors examine how to evaluate the success of therapy for bronchiectasis (what endpoints to use) and then discuss a variety of therapy options: inhaled and systemic antibiotic treatment, chest physiotherapy, pharmacologic agents for mucous clearance, antipinflammatory therapy and macrolides.  Pulmonary resection and lung transplantation for bronchiectasis are reviewed. Recent advances in Cystic Fibrosis are also discussed.
 

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Contents

CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE
ix
Preface
xi
Chapter 1 Airway Defense Mechanisms
199
Chapter 2 Pathogenesis of Bronchiectasis
211
Chapter 3 The Initial Evaluation of Adults with Bronchiectasis
219
Chapter 4 Imaging of Bronchiectasis
233
Chapter 5 Genetic Causes of Bronchiectasis
249
Chapter 6 Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
265
Chapter 10 Recent Advances in Cystic Fibrosis
307
Chapter 11 Evaluating Success of Therapy for Bronchiectasis What End Points to Use?
329
Chapter 12 Chest Physiotherapy Techniques in Bronchiectasis
351
Chapter 13 Pharmacologic Agents for Mucus Clearance in Bronchiectasis
363
Chapter 15 The Use of Antiinflammatory Therapy and Macrolides in Bronchiectasis
371
Chapter 16 Antimicrobial Therapy for Bronchiectasis
381
Chapter 17 Pulmonary Resection and Lung Transplantation for Bronchiectasis
387
Index
397

Chapter 8 Bronchiectasis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease
283
Chapter 9 Diffuse Panbronchiolitis
297

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University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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