Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Respiratory Diseases

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pulmonology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 166

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Department of Medicine, Little Belt Hospital, Vejle, Denmark
2. Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Interests: chronic respiratory diseases; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma; epidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue on the "Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Respiratory Diseases" focuses on the understanding, assessment and treatment of respiratory conditions that persist over a long period. Chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease, pose significant challenges to patients and healthcare providers alike.

Management strategies for chronic respiratory diseases form a significant part of the Special Issue. We hope to receive articles that highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, involving pulmonologists, allergists, respiratory therapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals, with a focus on pharmacological interventions, such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids and immunomodulatory agents, and emphasizing the need for individualized treatment plans based on disease severity and patient preferences.

Non-pharmacological interventions are also emphasized, including lifestyle modifications, pulmonary rehabilitation, and patient education. The Special Issue highlights the role of self-management techniques, including proper inhaler technique, adherence to treatment regimens and the recognition of symptom exacerbations.

Furthermore, the issue addresses emerging therapies and technologies in the field of chronic respiratory diseases. It covers advancements in targeted therapies, precision medicine and the use of digital health tools for remote monitoring and telemedicine. The potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning in improving diagnosis and treatment outcomes is also explored.

Overall, this Special Issue provides a comprehensive overview of the current understanding, diagnostic approaches and therapeutic interventions for chronic respiratory conditions. It aims to enhance knowledge among healthcare professionals and promote optimal care for patients with these challenging diseases.

Dr. Anders Løkke
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • chronic respiratory diseases
  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • interstitial lung disease
  • pulmonology
  • allergy
  • respiratory therapy

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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