Principles of Pulmonary Medicine

5th Edition

Authors: Steven Weinberger Barbara Cockrill Jess Mandel
Paperback ISBN: 9781416050346
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th June 2008
Page Count: 396

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Guides you through the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relevant to major pulmonary disorders, and then focuses on the clinical aspects and treatment of specific diseases.
  • Presents more than 120 high-quality images which complement the discussion of specific diseases and provide a clear framework for understanding difficult pulmonary concepts.
  • Uses margin notes throughout the text that summarize and highlight critical information for quick review.
  • Features case-based questions covering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and results of arterial blood gas testing, that help you apply the material to real-life practice.

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

    Index

Details

No. of pages:
396
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9781416050346

About the Author

Steven Weinberger

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Jess Mandel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California