Principles of Pulmonary Medicine


  • Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Senior Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Barbara Cockrill, MD, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jess Mandel, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California

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


Book information

  • Published: June 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5034-6

Table of Contents

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