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. This is an essential resource for mastering the foundations of pulmonary medicine.
- 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.
- 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
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
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
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- © Saunders 2009
- 24th June 2008
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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
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California