In this concise practical guide the Editor and Authors combine a symptoms- and problem-based approach with systematic coverage of lung disease - to help students and young professionals to understand respiratory medicine in the round.
The first section of the book is devoted to the underlying principles and clinical skills needed - science and disease process, symptoms and signs, examination, and tests. The second section deals with disease specific material, giving due weight and explanation to more common conditions. The third section covers respiratory pharmacology, and the fourth consists of multiple choice review questions. The book is illustrated throughout by case studies, plus photos and diagrams in full colour.
Care of patients with respiratory illness is given by a multidisciplinary team, and Understanding Respiratory Medicine is designed to appeal to medical students, young doctor, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, physiological measurement technicians and clinical scientists.
Further sources of information
- Section A: Making a Diagnosis
1. An overview of lung disease, 2. The symptoms of lung disease: taking a respiratory history, 3. The signs of lung disease: the respiratory examination, 4. Respiratory investigations: lung function tests, thoracic imaging.
- Section B: Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System
5. Lung cancer, 6. Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, 7. Asthma, 8. Diffuse parenchymal lung disease, 9. Pleural diseases, 10. Infections of the respiratory tract, 11. Supprative lung conditions, 12. Sleep-related breathing disorders, 13. Respiratory failure, 14. Pulmonary vascular problems
- Section C: Respiratory Pharmacology
- Section D: Multiple Choice Questions