Monograph

The ERS Monograph is the quarterly book series from the ERS.

Each Monograph covers a specific area of respiratory medicine, providing in-depth reviews that give clinicians at all levels a concise, comprehensive guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.


Respiratory Diseases in Women

European Respiratory Society Monograph, Vol. 25. 2003
ISBN: 978-1-904097-72-3
DOI: 10.1183/1025448x.erm2503

Present day insights into the relationship between gender and health emphasise the necessity of taking sex and gender differences into consideration. Sex refers to biological characteristics such as chromosomes, physiology and anatomy that distinguish females and males. Gender refers to the array of socially constructed roles and relationships, personality traits, attitudes, behaviours and values that society ascribes to the two sexes on a differential basis. In health-related research both sex differences and differences resulting from gender are implied. Sex can determine differential propensities for certain health conditions or diseases, different risk factors or treatment requirements.

The present issue of the Monograph  offers an excellent overview of the present knowledge about sex and gender differences in the different domains of respiratory medicine and aims to contribute to a better "sex and gender perspective" on health and healthcare in clinical practice and research.


Preface
E. Wouters
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Introduction
S. Buist, C.E. Mapp, A. Rossi
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Philosophical Introduction
M. Bovo
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Sex differences in airway anatomy over human lifespan
S. Baraldo, M. Saetta
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 1–7
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Gender differences in airway behaviour (physiology) over the human lifespan
M.R. Becklake
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 8–25
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Gender differences in immunity over human lifespan
E. Mund
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 26–38
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Adherence with therapy for women with respiratory illnesses
C. Rand
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 39–49
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Differences between males and females in the natural history of asthma and COPD
L. Watson, H.M. Boezen, D.S. Postma
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 50–73
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Gender differences in the natural history of pulmonary diseases
D.S. Postma
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 74–81
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Women and response to drugs
J. Black
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 82–89
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Women and asthma
P. Boschetto, D. Miotto, C.E. Mapp
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 90–102
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Smoking and mortality in women: “smoke like a man, die (at least) like a man”
C.S. Ulrik
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 103–117
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The role of household exposures in lung disease among women
P.D. Blanc
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 118–130
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Occupational lung disease in women
Y. Wai, S.M. Tarlo
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 131–145
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Women and lung cancer: potential mechanisms of greater susceptibility to tobacco smoke
C.M. Dresler, E.R. Gritz
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 146–151
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Tuberculosis in women
A. El Sony, N. Beyers, D.A. Enarson, M. Chan-Yeung
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 152–166
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Women and interstitial lung diseases
R. Frognier, V. Cottin, J-F. Cordier
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 167–189
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Women: lung and autoimmune disease
C. Bucca, G. Rolla
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 190–203
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Women and sleep-related disorders
E.O. Bixler, A.N. Vgontzas, H-M. Lin, A. Vela-Bueno, A. Kales
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 204–218
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Women and pulmonary arterial hypertension
A. Manes, N. Galiè, A. Branzi
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 219–227
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Gender and respiratory infections
G. Casoni, G. Caramori, N.G. Papadopoulos, S.L. Johnston, A. Papi
Eur Respir Mon; 2003: 25: 228–241
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