Key Features

  • Better manage and treat patients with pulmonary disease with complete clinical coverage of the critical information relevant to your everyday practice, presented in a templated, user-friendly format.
  • Find critical information quickly with the help of diagnostic algorithms.

Table of Contents

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 Medicin

Details

No. of pages:
1000
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455707928
Electronic ISBN:
9780323398435

About the authors

Alvar Agustí

Affiliations and Expertise

Alvar Agustí, MD, PhD, FRCPE, Senior Consultant and Director, Institut del Tòrax, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Scientific Director, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES)