Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine

2nd Edition

Authors: Linda Rosenstock Mark Cullen Carl Brodkin Carrie Redlich
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721689746
eBook ISBN: 9781437713350
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th November 2004
Page Count: 1328


Comprehensive and meticulously updated throughout, this new edition makes it easy to detect, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of problems caused by occupational or environmental factors, including physical, chemical, and biologic agents. An international cast of experts offers in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical problems as well as the legal and regulatory issues impacting the practice of occupational and environmental medicine today. And, a user-friendly chapter layout and organization makes reference a snap.

Key Features

  • Features the expertise of world leaders in the field.
  • Presents detailed practice guidelines that provide clear direction in clinical situations.
  • Offers important clues in history, physical examination, and laboratory test results to assist in accurate diagnoses.
  • Uses an organization by body system—subdivided by disease—for easy reference.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Principles and Practice

1 Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

2 Occupational and Environmental Medicine: The Historical Perspective

3 Approach to the Patient

4 Principles of Industrial Hygiene

4.1 Occupational Hygiene

4.2 Surveillance for Occupational Hazards and Disease

5 Toxicology

6 Epidemiology

7 Biological Markers in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Impairment and Disability

9 Social Issues in the Practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

10 Susceptible Populations

11 International Issues

Section 2: Work Sectors and Special Populations

12 Agricultural Workers

13 Mining

14 Construction Industry Hazards

15 Service and Office Workers

16 Manufacturing Sector

17 Occupational Medicine in the Healthcare Industry

18.1 Emerging Technologies

18.2 Occupational Health of Police and Firefighters

Section 3: Occupational Diseases and Injuries

19. Diseases of the Lung and Pleura

19.1 Approach to the patient / diagnostic procedures

19.2 Occupational Asthma

19.3 Byssinosis and Other Textile Dust-Related Lung Diseases

19.4 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Bronchitis

19.5 Acute Inhalational Injury

19.6 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

19.7 Chronic Beryllium Disease and Cobalt-Related Interstitial Lung Disease

19.8 Asbestos-Related Disease

19.9 Silicosis

19.10 Respiratory Diseases of Coal Miners

19.11 Other Pneumoconioses

20 Disorders of the Eye, Ear Nose and Throat

20.1 Ophthalmologic Disorders

20.2 Occupational hearing loss

20.3 Upper Airway Disorders

21 Disorders of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs

22 Occupational Infectious Diseases

23 Musculoskeletal Disorders

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About the Author

Linda Rosenstock

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, USA

Mark Cullen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Public Health Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Carl Brodkin

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Carrie Redlich

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Pulmonary Critical Care Section, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA