Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders

Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders

by Alfred P. Fishman
     
 

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A complete guide to the entire field of respiratory medicine—with all-new content and a streamlined new design

First published in 1980, Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders is the classic reference through which pulmonary physicians have gained a commanding look at the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases and disorders. Edited

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A complete guide to the entire field of respiratory medicine—with all-new content and a streamlined new design

First published in 1980, Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders is the classic reference through which pulmonary physicians have gained a commanding look at the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases and disorders. Edited by the world's foremost authorities, Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders covers exactly what you need to know about lung diseases and their management, including sleep-disordered breathing, COPD, emphysema, and lung cancer, as well as new technological advances and imaging techniques.

This unparalleled two-volume resource begins with a compelling overview of up-to-date clinical perspectives, along with the scientific basis of lung function in health and disease. It then provides turnkey information on everything from respiratory disease signs and symptoms, to obstructive lung diseases, occupational and environmental disorders, and specific respiratory conditions such as infectious diseases of the lungs and acute respiratory failure.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Information on recent advancements in many clinically relevant areas of pulmonary medicine
  • Update to the infectious diseases chapters that reflect current practice guidelines and recent antimicrobial developments
  • Clearer connection between fundamental science concepts and clinical applications, which reflect current scientific research
  • Latest information on sleep disorders
  • Review of recent recommendations of the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society for the accurate interpretation of pulmonary function tests
  • Appendices that include a respiratory questionnaire, normal values, and commonly used terms & symbols

Alfred P. Fishman MD

William Maul Measey Professor of Medicine,

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center,

Philadelphia, PA

Jack A. Elias, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine,

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine,

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT

Jay A. Fishman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine,

Harvard Medical School;

Director, Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program,

Massachusetts General Hospital;

Associate Director, MGH Transplantation Center,

Boston

Michael A. Grippi, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine,

Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division,

University of Pennsylvania Health System;

Chief of Medicine,

Philadelphia VA Medical Center,

Philadelphia, PA

Robert M. Senior, MD

Dorothy R. and Hubert C. Moog Professor of Pulmonary Diseases in Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology,

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Mo

Allan I. Pack MD, ChB, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine/Department of Medicine, Director, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology,

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,

Philadelphia, PA

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Editorial Reviews

New England Journal of Medicine
We highly recommend this book to any practitioner who wants a durable reference on respiratory medicine, to trainees in pulmonary medicine, and most of all, to any respiratory-medicine specialist who wants to challenge his or her knowledge.
Journal of the American Medical Association
Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders will be of interest to all serious students of the growing field of pulmonary medicine.
Reviewer:Joel C Seidman, MD(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description:This is the significantly revised fourth edition of a book last published a decade ago that broadly addresses all aspects of pulmonary disease. All four editions were likely intended as prospective tutorials and retrospective references for pulmonologists/intensivists in training and in practice. Chapters thoroughly address the entire gamut of bronchopulmonary pathophysiology and clinical practice, stressing recent changes in thinking and new developments in molecular biology, diagnostic technology, procedural process, and pharmacotherapeutics.
Purpose:The book is an attempt to compile the observations of authorities from diverse experience to provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in pulmonology.
Audience:Primary care internists, pulmonologists, and intensivists are the audience invited to share the knowledge and experiences of their peers. Nurses, respiratory therapists, and rehabilitators also would undoubtedly find the book informative.
Features:This comprehensive and up-to-date treatise on pulmonology compares favorably with others in the field (Mason et al., Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 4th edition (Elsevier, 2005); Baum et al., Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases, 6th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1998), and it is the most recently released. This edition augments substantially the presentation of the last edition. Illustrations and graphics are generally sufficient to carry out the ends of each chapter and the bibliographies at each chapter end are relevant and timely. However, the book covers and bindings are particularly subject to bending and fracture; the color-coding atop pages (also viewable with the book closed) is not helpful, but rather confusing. Radiographic reproductions are of very poor quality, and essential elements of many nearly impossible to see; the exceptionally glossy pages make it difficult for an old-fashioned note-maker or under liner to mark the text if desired. Seemingly to save space, authors regularly coin unfamiliar acronyms at the beginning of a chapter, and then continue to use them throughout in a most distracting manner. As for the title, I have remained uncertain respecting the difference between a disease and a disorder.
Assessment:The book achieves its likely intended goals relatively well. For an average primary care practitioner, it comes across as reachable; for the pulmonologist/intensivist, it is a good reference to be complemented by other sources. Clearly, a decade's span between editions in medical references usually necessitates the addition of much new information, and that is the case here. I would consider this a practical resource and would have some, but not compelling, enthusiasm about adding it to my personal library.
Booknews
The third edition deals extensively with each target listed in a recent report by the American Thoracic Society entitled, "Future Directions for Research on Diseases of the Lung." It features a new collective editorial arrangement in addition to new content. Coverage includes the scientific basis of lung function in health and disease; symptoms and signs of respiratory disease; obstructive lung diseases; occupational and environmental disorders; drug-induced lung diseases; interstitial and inflammatory lung diseases; alveolar diseases; disorders of the pulmonary circulation; disorders of the pleural space; diseases of the mediastinum; disorders of the chest wall, diaphragm, and spine; sleep and sleep disorders; surgical aspects of pulmonary medicine; neoplasms of the lung; infectious diseases; and acute respiratory failure. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070211803
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
2777

Meet the Author

Alfred P. Fishman MD

William Maul Measey Professor of Medicine,

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center,

Philadelphia, PA

Jack A. Elias, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine,

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine,

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT

Jay A. Fishman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine,

Harvard Medical School;

Director, Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program,

Massachusetts General Hospital;

Associate Director, MGH Transplantation Center,

Boston

Michael A. Grippi, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine,

Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division,

University of Pennsylvania Health System;

Chief of Medicine,

Philadelphia VA Medical Center,

Philadelphia, PA

Robert M. Senior, MD

Dorothy R. and Hubert C. Moog Professor of Pulmonary Diseases in Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology,

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Mo

Allan I. Pack MD, ChB, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine/Department of Medicine, Director, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology,

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,

Philadelphia, PA

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