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Clinical Respiratory Medicine

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2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Internal Medicine!

Clinical Respiratory Medicine provides practical guidance to help you more effectively diagnose and manage the full range of pulmonary disorders, including those seen in today’s most challenging patient populations. Now with over 400 brand-new review questions and 25 videos available online, this medical reference book delivers all of the answers you need to ensure the best outcomes.



Internal medicine

Family practice

Hardbound, 1000 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0792-8


  • Section I: Normal Structure and Function

    1. Macro and Micro Structure of the Lung


    2. Basic Aspects of Cellular and Molecular Biology


    3. Respiratory Mechanics

    4. Pulmonary Circulation

    5. Gas Exchange

    6. Control of Ventilation and Respiratory Muscles

    Section 2 Diagnostic Techniques


    7. Imaging Techniques

    8. PET Imaging

    9. Pulmonary Function Testing

    10. Exercise Testing

    11. Bronchoscopy

    12. Endobronchial and endoesophageal ultrasound (EUS and EBUS)

    13. Techniques and Indications: Percutaneous Biopsy Procedures


    14. Echocardiography in Respiratory Medicine

    Section 3 Respiratory Pharmacology

    15. Bronchodilators


    16. Antiinflammatory Drugs

    17. Drug-Induced and Iatrogenic Respiratory Diseases

    Section 4 An Approach to Respiratory Symptoms

    18. An Approach to Respiratory Symptoms: Cough

    19. Dyspnea

    20. Hemoptysis

    21. Chest Pain

    Section 5 Infectious Diseases

    22. Host Defenses

    23. Approach to the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Infection

    24. Community Acquired Pneumonia

    25. Viral Pneumonia

    26. Nonbacterial Infectious Pneumonia

    27. Nosocomial Infections

    28. Pneumonia in the Non-HIV Immunocompromised Host

    29. Pulmonary Infections

    30. Noninfectious Conditions in HIV

    31. Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections

    Section 6 Critical Care Respiratory Medicine

    32. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

    33. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

    34. Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit

    35. Hemodynamic Monitoring in Critical Illness

    36. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Section 7 Airway Diseases

    37. Upper Airway Disease-Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis

    38. Asthma: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Risk Factors


    39. Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Adults

    40. Occupational Asthma

    41. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Evaluation

    42. Treatment of the Stable Patient with COPD

    43. Management of Exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    44. Cystic Fibrosis

    45. Bronchiectasis

    Section 8 Parenchymal Lung Diseases

    46. Approach to Diagnosis of Diffuse Lung Disease


    47. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Other Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Diseases Pneumonias 


    48. Sarcoidosis

    49. Eosinophilic Lung Disease

    50. Organizing Pneumonia

    51. Sicolisis and Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis

    52. Asbestosis

    53. Connective Tissue Disorders

    54. Rare Diffuse Interstitial Lung Diseases

    55. Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

    56. Toxic Inhalational Lung Injury

    Section 9 Pulmonary Vascular Disorders, Vasculitides, and Hemorrhage

    57. Pulmonary Embolism


    58. Pulmonary Hypertension

    59. Pulmonary Vasculitis and Hemorrhage

    Section 10 Sleep-Disordered Breathing

    60. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology,

    61. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    62. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

    Section 11 Chest Wall Disorders

    63. Scoliosis and Kyphoscoliosis

    64. Diseases of the Thoracic Cage and Respiratory Muscles

    Section 12 Lung Tumors

    65. Epidemiology, Surgical Pathology, and Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer


    66. Lung Cancer: Clinical Evaluation and Staging

    67. Lung Cancer: Treatment

    68. Benign Lung Tumors

    Section 13 Disorders of the Pleura and Mediastinum

    69. Pleural Effusion, Empyema, and Pneumothorax

    70. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    71. Disorders of the Mediastinum

    Section 14 Thoracic Surgery

    72. Chest Tube Insertion and Management

    73. Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation

    74. Diagnostic Thoracic Surgical Procedures

    75. Lung Transplantation

    Section 15 Special and Clinical Conditions

    76. Pregnancy


     77. Pulmonary Complications of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation


    78. Hepatic and Biliary Disease (Pulmonary Issues)


    79. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    80. Air Pollution



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