Obesity and Lung Disease: A Guide to Management

Overview

As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect response to pathogens, and...

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Overview

As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect response to pathogens, and as such has a major influence on response to pneumonia, and has a significant impact on outcomes pertaining to acute lung injury in the intensive care unit. Obesity and Lung Disease: A Guide to Management is the first text in the field to cover the full range of issues related to managing obese patients with pulmonary problems. All the relevant conditions, in the context of obesity, are covered, includingairway inflammation, sleep apnea, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation, as well as others. Written by an international group of experts, this important new volume is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and scientists concerned with the challenging problems surrounding obesity and lung diseases.

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“The editors aim to review the impact of obesity on respiratory diseases from both a physiopathological and a clinical point of view. … I have really enjoyed reading this book and … its strength relies on a concise format, an appealing style and clear messages, with graphs and illustrations present in most of the chapters. I highly recommend it to any respiratory physician and … an excellent initial resource for scientists when searching for information on this topic.” (S. Aliberti, European Respiratory Review, Vol. 23 (131), March, 2014)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627039383
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2014
  • Series: Respiratory Medicine Series , #19
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Effects of Obesity on Lung Function

Cheryl M. Salome, Gregory G. King, and Norbert Berend

Chapter 2

Effects of Obesity on Airway Responsiveness

Stephanie A. Shore

Chapter 3

Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obesity

Jason Paul Kirkness and Susheel P. Patil

Chapter 4

The Effects of Obesity on Immune Function and Pulmonary Host Defense

Peter Mancuso

Chapter 5

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Stephen W. Littleton and Babak Mokhlesi

Chapter 6

Effect of Obesity on the Development and Clinical Presentation of Asthma

Akshay Sood and Anne E. Dixon

Chapter 7

Treatment of the Obese Patient with Asthma

E. Rand Sutherland

Chapter 8

Obesity and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Frits M.E. Franssen and Emiel F.M. Wouters

Chapter 9

Obesity, The Metabolic Syndrome and Pulmonary Hypertension

Anna Ryan Hemnes and Ivan M. Robbins

Chapter 10

Obesity and Acute Lung Injury

Renee D. Stapleton and Benjamin T. Suratt

Chapter 11

Mechanical Ventilation of the Patient with Severe Obesity

Mikhail Litinski, Robert L. Owens, and Atul Malhotra

Chapter 12

Obesity and Lung Health in Children

Jason E. Lang

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