Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine Online

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  • Robert Mason, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver Colorado
  • V. Broaddus, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California; Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
  • John Murray, MD, DSc(Hon), FRCP, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California; Former Chief, Chest Service, San Francisco General Hospital; Cardiovascular Research Institute Investigator, San Francisco, CA
  • Jay Nadel, MD, DSc(HON), Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Radiology, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiovascular Research Institute Investigator, San Francisco, CA

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Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine Specialists, Critical Care Specialists, Internists


Book information

  • Published: June 2005
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2472-9

Table of Contents


Section A Anatomy and Development of the Respiratory Tract

1. Anatomy of the Lungs

2. Lung Growth and Development

3. Genetic Approach to Lung Disease

Section B Respiratory Physiology

4. Ventilation, Blood Flow, and Gas Exchange

5. Respiratory System Mechanics and Energetics

6. Pulmonary Circulation and Regulation of Fluid Balance

7. Acid-Base Balance

Section C Respiratory Pharmacology

8. Respiratory Pharmacology: General Pharmacologic Principles

9. Airway Pharmacology

10. Pulmonary Vascular Pharmacology

Section D Defense Mechanisms

11. Pulmonary Surfactant

12*. Alveolar and Distal Airway Epithelial Fluid Transport

13*. Mucus Production, Secretion, and Clearance

14. Monocytes, Macrophages, and Dendritic Cells of the Lung

15. Immune recognition and Responses

Section E Respiratory Pathology and Inflammation

16. General features of Respiratory Pathology

17. Inflammation, Injury, and Repair


Section F Diagnosis

18. History and Physical Examination

19. Microbiologic Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

20. Radiographic Techniques

21. Nuclear Medicine Techniques

22. Bronchoscopy

23*. Pleuroscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Other Invasive Procedures

Section G Evaluation

24. Pulmonary Function Testing

25*. Clinical Exercise Testing

26. Preoperative Evaluation

27. Evaluation of Respiratory Impairment/Disability


Section H Symptoms of Respiratory Disease and their Management

28. Dyspnea

29. Cough

30. Chest pain

Section I Infectious Diseases of the Lungs

31. Viral Infections

32. Pyogenic Bacterial Pneumonia, lung Abscess and Empyema

33. Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases

34. Fungal Infections

35. Parasitic Diseases

Section J Obstructive Diseases

36. Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema

37. Asthma

38. Cystic Fibrosis

39. Bronchiectasis

40. Disorders of the Upper Airways

41. Disorders of the Intrathoracic Airways

Section K Neoplasms of the Lung

42. Biology of Lung Cancer

43. Epidemiology of Lung Cancer

44. Bronchogenic Carcinoma

45. Lymphoma, Lymphoproliferative Diseases, and Other Primary Malignant Tumors

46. Metastatic malignant tumors

47. Benign Tumors

Section L Disorders of the Pulmonary Circulation

48. Pulmonary Thromboembolism

49. Pulmonary Vasculitis and Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

50. Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Pulmonary-Vascular Abnormalities

51. Pulmonary edema and Acute Lung Injury

52. Cor pulmonale

Section M Infiltrative and Interstitial Lung Diseases

53. Approach to Diagnosis and Management of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias

54. The Lungs and Connective Tissue Diseases

55. Sarcoidosis

56. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage and Other Rare Infiltrative Disorders

57. Eosinophilic Lung Diseases

58. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

59. Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Section N Environmental and Occupational Disorders

60. Occupational Asthma

61. Pneumoconioses

62. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

63. Air pollution

64. Acute Pulmonary Responses to Toxic Exposures

65. High Altitude

66. Diving Medicine

67. Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease

Section O Disorders of the Pleura

68. Pleural Effusion

69. Pneumothorax, Chylothorax, Hemothorax, and Fibrothorax

70. Tumors of the Pleura

Section P Disorders of the Mediastinum

71. Tumors and Cysts of the Mediastinum

72. Pneumomediastinum and Mediastinitis

Section Q Disorders in the Control of Breathing

73. Hypoventilation and Hyperventilation Syndromes

74. Sleep Disorders

Section R Respiratory Manifestations of Extrapulmonary Disorders

75. Pulmonary Complications of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

76. Pulmonary Complications of Organ Transplantation and Primary Immunodeficiencies

77. Pulmonary Complications of Heart Disease

78. Pulmonary Complications of Abdominal Disease

79. Pulmonary Complications of Hematologic Disease

80. Pulmonary Complications of Endocrine Disease

81. Pulmonary Complications of Obstetric and Gynecologic Disease

82. The lungs and Neuromuscular Disease

83. The lungs and Chest Wall Disease

Section S Management of Respiratory Failure

84. Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

85. Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure, Including ARDS

86. Acute Ventilatory Failure

87. Care at the End of Life for Patients with Respiratory Failure

88. Pulmonary Rehabilitation

89. Lung Transplantation

Section T Prevention and Control

90*. Smoking Hazards and Cessation

91*. Patient Education and Compliance