This book is a practical guide to the diagnosis of respiratory disorders, helping clinicians recognise signs and symptoms, decide on the most appropriate diagnostic tests, and to interpret the results.
Divided into four sections, the book covers respiratory system assessment, evaluation of respiratory function, diagnostic imaging, and invasive diagnostic techniques.
The imaging section includes radiograph, computed tomography, angiography, and ultrasonography. The invasive diagnostic procedures section covers bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, transbronchialneedle aspiration and more. Video-assisted thoracic surgery as a diagnostic tool is also discussed.
Authored by recognised expert Professor Sorino Claudio from University of Palermo, this useful manual is enhanced by clinical images and figures.
- Practical guide to diagnosis of respiratory disorders
- Helps clinicians recognise signs and symptoms, choose appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret results
- Includes chapter on video-assisted thoracic surgery as a diagnostic tool
- Authored by recognised expert from University of Palermo
Respiratory System Assessment o Signs, Symptoms And Medical History In Respiratory Medicine o Respiratory Examination o Clinical Utility And Interpretation Of Laboratory Tests In Respiratory Medicine o Diagnosis Tools For Respiratory Allergy o Tuberculosis Diagnostics: In Vitro And In Vitro Techniques · Evaluation Of Respiratory Function o Overview On The Pulmonary Function Tests o Displaceable Lung Volumes: Simple Spirometry o Not Displaceable Lung Volumes o Bronchodilator Reversibility Test o BronchoprovocationChallenge Test o Diffusing Capacity o Ventilation Homogeneity And Lung Elasticity o Lung Function Testing In Preschool Children o Arterial Blood Gas Analysis And Other Tools For The Evaluation Of Gas Exchange Efficiency o Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing o Diagnostic Tests For Sleep Related Breathing Disorders · Diagnostic Imaging o Chest Radiograph: Technical Aspects, Normal Findings And Extrapulmonary Structures o Chest Radiograph: Pathological Findings And Main Signs o Chest Computed Tomography For The Evaluation Of Respiratory Diseases o High-Resolution Computed Tomography For The Evaluation Of Airway Distensibility o Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography o Conventional Pulmonary Angiography o Magnetic Resonance Imaging In The Evaluation Of Respiratory Disease o Lung Ultrasonography o Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (Spect) In The Evaluation Of Lung Diseases o Positron Emission Tomography. Role In Lung Cancer Evaluation And Management · Invasive Diagnostic Procedures o Flexible Bronchoscopy o Rigid Bronchoscopy o Transbronchial Lung Biopsy o Transtoracic Biopsy o Conventional Transbronchial Needle Aspiration o Bronchoalveolar Lavage o Thoracentesis oMediastinoscopy o Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery As A Diagnostic Tool o Endobronchial Ultrasound
Sorino Claudio MD PhD
Associate Medical Director, Respiratory Pathophysiology Unit, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, S. Anna Hospital, Como; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Department of Internal andSpecialistic Medicine, Cardio-Respiratory Section, University of Palermo, Italy; Adjunt Professor - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson - University of Arizona, USA