About this Research Topic
The incidence of chronic lung diseases is increasing; asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases forms a real health problem worldwide. The progress in new therapies and individual qualification to treatment dictate the necessity to search for phenotypes of diseases. There is growing body of evidence that sex diversity has influence on the nature of the disease. The epidemiology of lung diseases, their course, the susceptibility to risk factors particularly to tobacco smoke is different in women and men.
However, the number of studies and reports on these differences and the specificity of lung diseases in women are relatively scarce. It seems that the presentation of problems related to diseases of respiratory tract in women can be a major challenge of original importance.
We would like to complete the topic in the following aspects:
- Epidemiology of lung diseases in women in different regions of the world
- Physiology of women respiratory tract (dyspnea )
- Influence of sex hormones on lung diseases
- Influence of hormonal therapy
- Specificity of asthma in women
- Psychological aspects of asthma
- Specific interstitial lung diseases: lymphangioleiomyomatosis
- COPD in women
- Lung cancer- increasing incidence
- Answer to new therapies in lung cancer
- Molecular characteristic of lung cancer in women
- New therapies of chronic lung diseases: gender differences
- Sex-differences in health services
- Pregnancy and respiratory diseases
- Specific Environmental exposures (both domestic and job exposure)
- Prognosis of Cystic Fibrosis in women
- Pregnancy and Cystic Fibrosis
- Smoking exposure across women's life
- Catamenial pneumothorax
We invite you to submit original research or review article on the topic of female pulmonary disorders.
Keywords: woman, lung, smoking, estrogens
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