Lung and Pleural Diseases: Early Diagnosis and Treatment

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 162

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
9th Department of Respiratory Medicine, “Sotiria” Athens’ Chest Diseases Hospital, 152 Mesogion Av, 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: lung cancer; interventional bronchoscopies; pulmonary nodules; screening

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Pulmonary Department, University Hospital of Larissa, Mezourlo, 41334 Larissa, Greece
Interests: interventional pulmonology; lung cancer; screening

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The present Special Issue, edited by Dr. Georgia Hardavella and Dr. Eleni Karetsi, will focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of lung and pleural diseases. It will cover the entire breath of Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, with the main emphasis being on early diagnosis and how this can impact subsequent treatment. This Special Issue aims to cover early diagnosis ranging from screening, biomarkers and imaging to diagnostics, interventions and treatment modalities. The target audience is, but is not limited to, respiratory physicians, thoracic surgeons, scientists, allied healthcare professionals. Early diagnosis is now fundamental in respiratory medicine, with the potential to become a game changer in the long-term management of lung and pleural diseases. On this note, this Special Issue aims to collate all up-to-date reviews and research papers relating to the early diagnosis and subsequent management of lung and pleural conditions.

Dr. Georgia F. Hardavella
Dr. Eleni Karetsi
Guest Editors

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  • lung cancer
  • COPD
  • asthma
  • ILD
  • mesothelioma
  • pleural effusion
  • pleuritis
  • obstructive sleep apnoea
  • TB

Published Papers

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