COMPREHENSIVE RESPIRATORY MEDICINE is a revolutionary new reference designed to help the physician provide the highest standard of care for patients with respiratory disease. This comprehensive, clinically focused reference is the only text available that provides complete coverage of respiratory medicine in one, full-color volume. The first section covers examination of the patient, signs and symptoms, modern assessment techniques, and an outstanding highly illustrated imaging chapter. The second disease based section covers the wide spectrum of cases seen in clinical practice. * Integrates basic science with a clinical focus, reflecting the way physicians practice. * Brings to life the science of respiratory medicine by explaining real-life, clinical situations. * Comprehensively covers all areas necessary when diagnosing, treating and managing a patient. * Written by experts in the field who present an international perspective of the subject. * Combines all information in a single volume, which is easy to carry and reference quickly. * Features fantastic full color artwork program to help explain difficult concepts in diagnosis and to promote understanding of the principles behind the disease. * Includes critical referencing system. Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-527-8
This is the first book to focus on respiratory health and diseases in Asia, where 60% of the world’s population reside. It is well known that disease patterns and health care delivery vary in different parts of the world. With divergent socioeconomic background, genetic makeup and environmental factors, health care issues take on a unique perspective in Asia. In this volume, respiratory health and diseases are presented and discussed with relevance to their unique epidemiology and management in Asia. The chapters are contributed by professional leaders who are highly respected for their clinical expertise in respiratory medicine in different parts of Asia. Many of them are internationally renowned for their academic excellence. Their collective extensive experience offers a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable to readers not only in Asia but also to other parts of the world. The high mobility of populations exposes clinicians to people from all over the world in their daily clinical practice. This informative book is a useful reference equally for medical students, clinicians in training and respiratory specialists. The editors of this volume are Professors Mary Ip, Moira Chan-Yeung and Wah Kit Lam of the University of Hong Kong, and Professor Nan Shan Zhong, Director of the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease.
This user-friendly text presents current scientific information, diagnostic approaches, and management strategies for the care of children with acute and chronic respiratory diseases. A consistent chapter format enables rapid and effortless location of the most current protocols on manifestations, etiologies, triggers, approaches to treatment, complications, and preventative strategies. Includes guidance on differential diagnosis to help determine which disease or condition the patient may have. Uses extensive color-coded algorithms to facilitate quick diagnosis, management, and treatment decisions. Provides the latest scientific information and diagnostic and management strategies for the care of children with respiratory illnesses. Presents cutting-edge coverage with new information on the biology of, and the influences on, the respiratory system during childhood, as well as the diagnosis and management of both common (ie, wheezing infant, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis) and.
A succinct yet comprehensive overview of respiratory medicine, written for students and professionals Essential Respiratory Medicine is an indispensable text offering an understanding of respiratory conditions and their clinical management within evidence-based guidelines. Containing information on taking a medical history, performing examinations and investigations, diagnosis and the management of respiratory conditions, this comprehensive text was put together by a noted expert in the field. Written in an accessible manner, Essential Respiratory Medicine contains the foundational science associated with respiratory medicine, a wide-variety of practical procedures, helpful diagrams, and self-assessments designed to enhance understanding of the material presented. The text covers a variety of conditions as well as providing suggestions for engaging with patients at different stages of care. This important resource: Demonstrates an effective approach to patients presenting with common respiratory symptoms Includes a description of all key practical procedures with diagrams Discusses acute management of important respiratory emergencies Covers both acute and chronic disease Contains a companion website containing a range of learning materials, including downloadable management summaries and algorithms, an image bank, videos of patient examination, example respiratory sounds and multiple-choice questions Essential Respiratory Medicine is an essential resource for anyone on a clinical placement, rotation, or training programme in respiratory medicine.
The Oxford Desk Reference: Respiratory Medicine allows easy access to evidence-based materials on commonly encountered respiratory medicine problems for quick consultation to ensure the optimum management of a particular condition. A concise reference book, it collates key recommendations and presents them in an accessible and uniform way.
Rehearse for life in clinical practice with this easy-to-use and unique series, which combines cases drawn from real-life experiences with a refreshing approach to presentations as you would see them in day-to-day situations. Get the most from clinical practice, with Clinical Cases Uncovered This essential title in the Clinical Cases Uncovered series includes many important scenarios in respiratory medicine that feature in real-life clinical practice. Everything is covered, from respiratory arrest and asthma to environmental effects and abnormal chest X-rays. Anatomy, physiology and the relevant pathological background feature in the basic science section, with important advice on the approach to the patient. The self-assessment section at the end is crucial to testing your understanding, giving you the best possible preparation. For further information, visit www.clinicalcasesuncovered.com
Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Second edition remains the first point of reference for those faced with treating acute or chronic respiratory problems. The handbook discusses the approach to clinical problems, specific conditions, supportive care and practical procedures, and includes vital appendices covering specific tests and statistics. Designed as a practical guide, it serves general and specialist paediatricians at both consultant and trainee level. The book is divided into five parts. Part I provides a practical approach to acute and non-acute clinical problems. Part II provides detailed information about common and more rare clinical conditions. Part III provides useful information on supportive care, including for example, use of non-invasive ventilation and the care of a child with a tracheotomy. Part IV gives details on how to perform several practical procedures, such as ciliary brush biopsy, flexible bronchoscopy, and inserting a chest drain. The appendices provide information on lung function testing and tables of age-corrected normal values for several respiratory parameters. Written by three consultants in paediatric respiratory medicine, their expertise in the subject provides all levels of paediatricians with practical guide on a subject that is increasingly relevant in paediatrics.
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, now in its third edition, is a concise, compact and easy-to-read guide to each of the key areas in respiratory medicine. Its 20 sections, written by clinicians and researchers at the forefront of the field, explain the structure and function of the respiratory system, its disorders and how to treat them. The Handbook is a must-have for anyone who intends to remain up to date in the field, and to have within arm's reach a reference that covers everything from the basics to the latest developments in respiratory medicine.
This is the book that provides expert advice on the clinical aspects of respiratory disorders. The exemplary topics are obstructive sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, angiological sequelae of sarcoidosis, or epidemiology of seasonal influenza epidemics. The emphasis is placed on the pathogenetic aspects, and the relevance and translational potential of experimental studies. The book also presents the latest trends having to with more accessible and personalized health care for chronically ill aged persons, stressing the importance of the mental and emotional sphere in upholding the feeling of life satisfaction. The entwinement of pathophysiological processes raises the issue of the development of individualized and targeted therapeutic management strategies. Clinical practitioners should liaise with medical researchers on the design and execution of investigations to enhance translational power of basic science findings. The book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, health care providers, and other medical professionals.
A case-based guide with expert commentary Challenging Concepts in Respiratory Medicine, deals with contemporary clinical scenarios in respiratory medicine. Each chapter is based around a real-life case, and interspersed with the most up-to-date evidence, management strategies, guidelines and controversies in management. As the reader works through each case there are a number of 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Landmark Trial Summaries' to enhance the learning process along with an 'Expert Commentary' written by a nationally or internationally-renowned expert in that particular field. This will provide a unique inside track on how the experts approach these types of challenging cases. The approach taken in this series is highly attractive to those in training preparing for their specialist exams.