The book focuses on the contagion nature of respiratory ailments, the ways a pulmonary disease is spread. Respiratory infections are surrounded by interrelated circumstances that act upon individual and community and eventually underlie morbidity. Patient's age, vulnerability to infections, immune function and responses, comorbidities, but also medical care and the agility in coping with stress, are just a few basic determinants of a diseased state. Modern medication, like newfangled antibiotics and their unrestrained use, may not guarantee the best solution to patient's condition. A valuable asset of this book is a blend of personal experience and expertise of contributors in pursuit of finding new solutions to old clinical problems. The book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, health care providers, and other health care professionals, particularly those dealing with contagious diseases.
The Stress Reaction: a Historical Perspective, O. Rom, and A.Z. Reznick The Environmental Domain of Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Respiratory DiseasesD. Kurpas, K. Szwamel, and B. Mroczek Incidence and Clinical Course of Respiratory Viral Coinfections in Children Aged 0-59 MonthsA .Nitsch-Osuch, E. Kuchar, A. Topczewska-Cabanek, K. Wardyn, K. Zycinska, and L. Brydak Antibiotic Prescription Practices among Children with InfluenzaA. Nitsch-Osuch, E. Gyrczuk, A. Wardyn, K. Zycinska, and L. Brydak Antigenic Drift of A/H3N2/ Virus and Circulation of Influenza-Like Viruses During the 2014/2015 Influenza Season in PolandK. Bednarska, E. Hallmann-Szelinska, K. Kondratiuk, and L.B. Brydak Growing Antibiotic Resistance in Fatal Cases of Staphylococcal Pneumonia in the ElderlyJ. Yayan, and K. Rasche Polymorphism of FCGR2A, FCGR2C, and FCGR3B Genes in the Pathogenesis of SarcoidosisM. Typiak, K. Rebala, M. Dudziak, J.M. Slominski, and A. Dubaniewicz Chronic Cough as a Female Gender IssueN. Kavalcikova-Bogdanova, T. Buday, W.J. Song, and J. Plevkova Treatment Options for Central Sleep Apnea: Comparison of Ventilator, Oxygen, and Drug TherapiesJ. Yayan, and K. Rasche The Guinea Pig Sensitized by House Dust Mite: a Model of Experimental Cough StudiesT. Buday, S. Gavliakova, J. Mokry, I. Medvedova, N. Kavalcikova-Bogdanova, and J. Plevkova Index