This book describes various aspects of current scientific interest
in clinical developments and management of pulmonary pathologies.
Non-communicable and communicable disorders are tackled. Chronic
disorders of an inflammatory background, such as COPD and asthma,
often overlapping, diagnostically and therapeutically misguided and
always difficult to manage, are in focus due to an increasing
prevalence across the age range. The authors dwell on the disease
management, exacerbations, care and therapy, taking into account
all too often overlooked psychosomatic determinants. Novel markers
of pulmonary sarcoidosis, also an inflammatory disease, albeit of
unknown etiology, are described. The outstanding lung images of
cystic fibrosis are presented in another chapter. Finally, there
are reports on the extent of the influenza scourge in Poland during
the past 2016/2017 epidemic season. The book is addressed to
clinicians, family physicians, medical scholars, and all
professionals engaged in the preservation of respiratory health.