The aim of the book is to provide an in-depth review of our current understanding of the pathogenesis of both asthma and COPD. This volume also discusses the promising new options for pharmacological intervention of these diseases. Each chapter is extensively referenced, generously illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs, and represents a state-of-the-art review of this important area of lung biology.2.10 Sputum Analysis The analysis of induced sputum is increasingly performed as a means of assessing airway inflammation (Gibson et al. 1989; Pin et al. 1992) . Sputum induction by the inhalation of nebulised hypertonic saline has beenanbsp;...
|Title||:||Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Asthma and COPD|
|Author||:||Clive P. Page, Peter J. Barnes|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-14|