Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care / Edition 1

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A concise review of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A special PDA version of Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care is also available.

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Reviewer: Mohammed Ibrahim, M.D.(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This is a concise review of common respiratory illnesses that are encountered by primary care physicians in daily practice. The algorithms, tables, and diagrams are useful in identifying key points.
Purpose: A primary care physician sees several patients every day with respiratory diseases. Many of these diseases have nonspecific signs and symptoms. The author has tried to provide a systematic approach to the common problems along with descriptive diagrams and algorithms. The book aims to improve diagnostic skills and knowledge base in respiratory medicine, leading to improved patient care. The book meets its worthy objectives.
Audience: The book is intended for primary care physicians, but it could also benefit residents and medical students during their primary care or pulmonary rotations. The author is a credible authority.
Features: An overview of basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract and a general approach to respiratory problems begins the book. It then covers all the important topics from asthma and COPD to lung cancer and sarcoidosis. Pulmonary function testing, sleep apnea and obesity related problems, and vocal cord dysfunction are covered very well. The chapter on pulmonary embolism is also very comprehensive. The evidence-based approach helps clinicians make the right decision for the individual patient. The algorithms and diagrams are of good quality.
Assessment: This is a good reference on respiratory disorders for busy primary care physicians. The topics are covered well and the information can be easily applied in the clinical setting. The book is concise compared to others, but is comprehensive enough in covering all important topics. This will be a very useful resource for primary care providers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588295569
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Basics

Approach to the Patient With a Respiratory Disorder
Nirav Patel and Matthew L. Mintz

Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory Tract
Anna Person and Matthew L. Mintz

Pulmonary Function Testing
Shyam Parkhie and Matthew L. Mintz

Part II. Disorders of the Upper Airway

Allergic Rhinitis
Holly Bergman Sobota, Trissana Emdadi, and Matthew L. Mintz

Non-Allergic Rhinitis
Cardin Bell and Matthew L. Mintz

Neelam Gor and Matthew L. Mintz

David Jager and Matthew L. Mintz

Laryngitis and Hoarseness
Matthew Chandler and Matthew L. Mintz

Part III. Disorders of the Lower Airway

Jeremy Spencer and Matthew L. Mintz

Pediatric Asthma
Katrina Dafnis and Matthew L. Mintz

Adult Asthma
Dharti Patel and Matthew L. Mintz

Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm
Khalid Jaboori and Matthew L. Mintz

Acute Cough
Karen J. Scheer and Matthew L. Mintz

Chronic Cough
Clara Peck and Matthew L. Mintz

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Anna Person and Matthew L. Mintz

Lung Cancer
Mohammad A. Raza and Matthew L. Mintz

Danielle Davidson and Matthew L. Mintz

Mohamed Al-Darei and Matthew L. Mintz

Elizabeth A. Valois Asser, Alexander S. Asser, and Matthew L. Mintz

Part IV. Non-Airway Disorders That Present With Respiratory Symptoms

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Vikram Bakhru and Matthew L. Mintz

Rebecca Chatterjee and Matthew L. Mintz

Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Amy Humfeld and Matthew L. Mintz

Pulmonary Embolism
Eric Wollins and Matthew L. Mintz

Samantha McIntosh and Matthew L. Mintz

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Cough, and Asthma
Niral Shah and Matthew L. Mintz


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