Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine

Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine

2nd Edition - September 7, 2021

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Sam Janes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027240
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081027233

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Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine, Second Edition, Six Volume Set explores the key processes of lung diseases and their diagnosis and management. The book dissects the molecular and cellular biology, physiology and immunology that underpin normal lung function, along with the aberrations that occur in respiratory diseases, from common disorders such as asthma and COPD to rarer lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension. Written in at a time when the globe is in the grip of respiratory pandemic, lung disease has never been so prominent in the public and political conscious. This new edition will provide new researchers in respiratory medicine with a solid foundation in unfamiliar topics and will update more experienced researchers seeking to step outside their core areas of research to put their work into a broader context.

Key Features

  • Presents a ‘one-stop’ resource covering the entire scope of modern respiratory medicine
  • Brings together a truly global collaboration of some of the most authoritative voices in respiratory medicine
  • Provides chapters that are concise and accessible, with an authoritative introduction for non-specialists, as well as up-to-date, foundational content for those familiar with the field
  • Includes multimedia-rich content, including hundreds of clear and helpful illustrations that can be used as teaching aids


Academics, researchers and students at undergraduate level and above, as well as clinicians, researchers and all professionals in the fields of respiratory medicine and care seeking specific information on topics outside of their immediate area of expertise. Laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and graduate, departmental and medical school libraries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Scientific Basis of the Respiratory System
    Andrew Williams (UCL, United Kingdom)
    2. Clinical assessment, Lung anatomy, Lung physiology
    Ricardo Jorge Paixao José (Royal Brompton Hospital and UCL, United Kingdom)
    3. Airways Disease
    Peter Barnes & Ian Adcock (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
    4. Interstitial Lung Disease
    Joyce Lee (University of Colorado Denver, United States)
    5. Pleural Disease
    Julius Janssen (Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Netherlands)
    6. Pulmonary Vascular Disease
    Andrew Peacock (Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit, United Kingdom
    7. Lung Cancer
    Sam Janes, Neal Navani and Sarah E. Clarke (University College London, United Kingdom)
    8. Respiratory Infections
    Jeremy Brown (University College London, United Kingdom)
    9. Sleep
    Anita Simonds (National Heart and Lung Institute & Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
    10. Respiratory Critical Care
    Mark Griffiths (Imperial College London & QMUL, United Kingdom) & Elie Azoulay (Hôpital Saint-Louis 1, Paris, France)
    11. Lung Transplant
    Jason Christie (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, United States)
    12. Pediatrics
    Steven Cunningham (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
    13. Public Health, Environment, and Occupational Medicine
    Isabella Annesi-Maesano (INSERM and Sorbonne University, France)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 4888
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: September 7, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027240
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081027233

About the Editor in Chief

Sam Janes

Sam Janes is head of UCL Respiratory and works as a clinical scientist leading a team spanning laboratory work examining the earliest steps of lung cancer development through to screening trials aiming to identify lung cancer as a curable disease. His focus is delivering his work to patients. This has included a novel cell and gene therapy developed in his lab taken through to a first-in-man trial, and recently his work demonstrating the damage caused by tobacco to the normal epithelium of the lung. This work has given us intriguing insights into respiratory biology, potentially demonstrating an unknown power of regeneration in the lung. Most important however was the works global impact on the general public’s awareness of the relentless damage caused by smoking and the crucial message that it is ‘never too late to quit’.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lungs for Living Research Centre, Division of Medicine, University College London, UK

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