The Aging Lungs: Mechanisms and Clinical Sequelae by Richard Bucala

The Aging Lungs: Mechanisms and Clinical Sequelae

byRichard Bucala, Patty J Lee

Kobo ebook | December 8, 2015

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This volume provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the aging lung, written by the main researchers in the field. Current physiological, cellular and molecular understanding of how the lungs age and the relationship to age-associated lung diseases will be presented. The contents are aimed at a broad audience of scientists and clinicians with an interest in the respiratory system, pathogenesis of age-associated lung diseases and clinical implications.


  • Normal Development, Anatomy, Histology and Aging of the Lung (Xuchen Zhang and Robert J Homer)
  • Physiology of the Aging Lung (Brienne Miner, Thomas M Gill, and Carlos A Vaz Fragoso)
  • Aging Lung, Environmental and Genetic Factors — Race, Ethnicity and Gender (Holly Keyt, Stephanie Levine, and Claude Jourdan Le Saux)
  • Frailty in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Cristine E Berry and Enid R Neptune)
  • Intensive Care Unit Outcomes in Older Adults (Margaret A Pisani and Lauren Ferrante)
  • Severe Sepsis, Pneumonia and Aging (Olufunmilayo Falade and Sachin Yende)
  • Sepsis and Acute Lung Injury in Aging (Anup Srivastava, Yao Wong, Shruti Erramilli, and Praveen Mannam)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Arising Complications Due to an Aging Lung (John Sembrat, Maria G Kapetanaki, and Mauricio Rojas)
  • The Aging Immune System, Vaccine Efficacy, and the Lung (Jenna M Bartley and Laura Haynes)
  • Respiratory Infection, Airway Colonization and Chronic Inflammation in Aging (Chad Marion and Charles S Dela Cruz)
  • HIV, the Lung and Aging (Lynn M Schnapp and Kristina Crothers)
  • Geriatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Recent Epidemiologic Trends and Treatment Update (Vanessa Yap, George A Kuchel, and Raymond J Foley)
  • Growth Factors and Aging in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (Claudio Bravo, Won-Kyung Cho, and Hyung J Chun)
  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease in the Elderly (Jessica F Most and Carolyn L Rochester)
  • Genomics of Lung Aging and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Brenda Juan-Guardela and Naftali Kaminski)
  • Potential Mechanistic Links Between Aging and IPF (Hongyi Pan, Mridu Gulati, and Erica L Herzog)
  • Telomeres and Telomerase (Mary Armanios)
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress (Marta Bueno and Ana L Mora)
  • Autophagy and Metabolism (Jaime L Schneider and Cecilia G Sanchez)

Readership: Graduate and post-graduate respiratory, pulmonary, thoracic scientists and physicians; Clinical researchers interested in both pulmonary and aging issues, medical students and professionals.
Key Features:

  • Pre-eminent authors and researchers in their respective fields
  • Comprehensive coverage of research, clinical and therapeutic considerations
  • Cutting-edge biology and mechanisms included
Title:The Aging Lungs: Mechanisms and Clinical SequelaeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 8, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814635022

ISBN - 13:9789814635028