Special Issue "Lung Involvement in Extra Respiratory Diseases: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 336

Special Issue Editors

Department of Medical Sciences-Pulmonology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, "Iuliu Hatieganu", 400012 Cluj Napoca, Romania
Interests: interstitial lung disease; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; severe asthma; rare lung diseases
Department of Medical Sciences-Pulmonology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, "Iuliu Hatieganu", 400012 Cluj Napoca, Romania
Interests: respiratory disorders during sleep; noninvasive ventilation; interstitial lung disease secondary autoimmune diseases
Prof. Dr. Florin Mihaltan
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Pulmonology II, Faculty of Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania
2. Marius Nasta Institute of Pneumology, 050159 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: smoke free environments; obstructive respiratory diseases; sleep apnea; noninvasive ventilation; bronchiectasis; adherence issues; interstitial lung diseases
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The present issue aims to give an overview of new challenges in diagnosing and managing various clinical entities that have an impact on the lungs and to emphasize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. This ranges from analyzing the effect of drugs on the respiratory tract (interstitial lung involvement secondary to oncologic therapy, immunosuppressive therapy, or cardiac therapy) to evaluating lung involvement in inflammatory bowel disease, neurological disease (brain–lung interaction), heart disease (the eternal dilemma: is it a cardiology or respiratory patient?), eye disease, infectious disease, endocrinological or skin disease. This issue intends to cover lung conditions in particular situations such as pregnancy (drugs in pregnancy and their impact on pulmonary involvement, sleep apnea in pregnant women), surgical patients (before and after the surgery), and patients with mental illnesses (underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed mental illnesses in chronic respiratory diseases and risk factors for respiratory disorders in chronic psychiatric patients).

We look forward to your collaboration.

Best regards,

Dr. Milena Adina Man
Dr. Nicoleta Stefania Motoc
Prof. Dr. Florin Mihaltan
Guest Editors

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  • lung diseases
  • lung involvement in extra respiratory conditions
  • extra respiratory manifestations
  • interstitial lung diseases
  • drug-induced lung diseases
  • lung diseases in pregnancy
  • lung involvement in inflammatory bowel disease

Published Papers

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