Special Issue "Chronic Bronchitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Pulmonary".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2024 | Viewed by 137

Special Issue Editors

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan 31116, Republic of Korea
Interests: lung cancer; interventional pulmonology; airway disease
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Interests: lung cancer; lung nodule; chronic lung disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chronic bronchitis is a chronic, progressive disease caused by long-term inflammation of the bronchi. It is defined clinically as cough and sputum production for at least 3 months for two consecutive years or more. The main clinical features of the disease, increased productive cough and dyspnea, are associated with poor outcomes.

Chronic bronchitis is a common but variable phenomenon in COPD. It not only occurs in patients with COPD but also in individuals with normal spirometry, with prevalence estimates varying widely in several studies. It has numerous clinical consequences, including an accelerated decline in lung function, greater risk of the development of airflow obstruction in smokers, a predisposition to lower respiratory tract infection, higher exacerbation frequency, and worse overall mortality. Despite its clinical sequelae, little is known about the pathophysiology of CB and goblet cell hyperplasia in COPD, and treatment options are limited.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of current knowledge and investigate future directions in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic bronchitis. We specifically focus on the causes (pathogenesis), symptoms (clinical features), diagnosis, and its treatment. We welcome all basic, preclinical, and clinical research as well as reviews that cover advances in the field of chronic bronchitis.

Dr. Goohyeon Hong
Prof. Boksoon Chang
Guest Editors

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  • chronic bronchitis
  • symptom
  • cause
  • diagnosis
  • treatment

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