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Principles of Pulmonary Medicine

Concise and easy to read, this completely updated new edition correlates basic pathophysiologic principles with the radiologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of disease to provide an integrated, user-friendly approach to the study of pulmonary medicine. In addition to detailed text, case-based questions cover topics including interpretation of pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and results of arterial blood gas testing. More than 120 high-quality images complement the discussion of specific diseases and provide a clear framework for understanding difficult pulmonary concepts. The text provides updated coverage of diagnostic modalities in pulmonary disease, as well as management of asthma, lung cancer, respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and other important pulmonary diseases. A new, web-based interactive learning tool box offers additional radiographic images, audio clips of lung sounds, and self-assessment questions modeled after the questions found on the USMLE exams. In print and online, this is an essential resource for mastering the foundations of pulmonary medicine.

Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Students


Published: June 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5034-6


  • 1. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology—The Basics

    2. Presentation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease

    3. Evaluation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease

    4. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of Airways

    5. Asthma

    6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    7. Miscellaneous Airway Diseases

    8. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of the Pulmonary Parenchyma

    9. Overview of the Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases

    10. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases Associated with Known Etiologic Agents

    11. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases of Unknown Etiology

    12. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of the Pulmonary Vasculature

    13. Pulmonary Embolism

    14. Pulmonary Hypertension

    15. Pleural Disease

    16. Mediastinal Disease

    17. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of Neural, Muscular, and Chest Wall Interactions with the Lungs

    18. Disorders of Ventilatory Control

    19. Disorders of the Respiratory Pump

    20. Lung Cancer: Etiologic and Pathologic Aspects

    21. Lung Cancer: Clinical Aspects

    22. Lung Defense Mechanisms

    23. Pneumonia

    24. Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

    25. Miscellaneous Infections Due to Fungi and Pneumocystis

    26. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

    27. Classification and Pathophysiologic Aspects of Respiratory Failure

    28. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    29. Management of Respiratory Failure

    Appendix A

    Appendix B

    Appendix C



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