Principles of Pulmonary Medicine helps you master the foundations of pulmonary medicine without being overwhelmed! This concise, easy-to-read medical reference book correlates basic science principles with the radiologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of respiratory disease to provide an integrated, accessible approach to the study of pulmonary medicine.

Key Features

  • Focus on the clinical aspects and treatment of specific pulmonary and respiratory diseases, and understand the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relevant to major pulmonary disorders.
  • Apply the material to real-life practice with case-based pulmonology questions covering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and results of arterial blood gas testing.

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 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. Pulmonary Complications in the Immunocompromised Host

27. Classification and Pathophysiologic Aspects of Respiratory Failure

28. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

29. Management of Respiratory Failure

Appendix A: Sample Problems Using Respiratory Equations

Appendix B: Pulmonary Function Tests: Guidelines for Interpretation and Sample Problems

Appendix C: Arterial Blood Gases: Guidelines for Interpretation and Sample Problems


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