High-Yield Lung

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Overview

High-Yield™ Lung is the first in a series of High-Yield™ Systems books by a best-selling medical textbook author that cover the basic sciences of the medical school curriculum using a systems-based approach. This approach helps students integrate their first two years' course material and offers excellent preparation for USMLE Step 1 and clinical rotations.

Chapters cover each basic science—embryology, gross anatomy, radiology, histology, physiology, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology—as it relates to the pulmonary system. The book is replete with radiographs, CT and MRI scans, and micrographs of normal tissue and pathologic conditions. Sections of the book are tabbed for easy reference.

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Reviewer: K. P. Ravikrishnan, FRCP (C), FACP (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: The book, "High-Yield Lung" by Ronald W. Dudek is one of a series titled, "High-Yield Systems". The book is targeted for medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1, as well as clinical and pre-clinical teacher, residents and students. The author uses the method incorporating the basic science applied to clinical disorders.
Purpose: Though geared for students in preclinical years, high-yield lung can be used as a quick reference for residents-in-training and will be useful for medical educators. Medical educators can use this book to help students prepare for USMLE Part 1. This book is precise, concise and is well organized and meets all the requirements set forth by the author.
Audience: This book, as the author points out is helpful for medical students preparing for USMLE Step I. Residents in training seeking for," Pearls in clinical medicine" will find this book useful preparing for rounds and morning report. Medical educators helping the students preparing for the test will also find this book very useful.
Features: Integration of illustrations, radiological images and the pathological pictures used in this text is unique and will help to re-enforce the student's gained knowledge and will help the "Recall", which is an essential concept in medical school examinations. Though the author emphasizes the system-based approach to simplify the understanding of the principle elements of an organ system, students will have to develop a strong basic science skill prior to using this book. This book will serve the student who already has good basic skills and will help to organize and manage the information gathered in focused medical education. A complex topic like Thoracic Actinomycosis is well organized in a short and precise manner. The accompanying pictures will re-enforce the student's understanding of this topic and will help to "Recall" the topic in USMLE tests. Diagrams and illustrations used in this book are extremely helpful in simplifying complex topics.
Assessment: This well indexed book makes it easy to refer to the topics after the initial reading. Dr. Dudek uses the system-based approach and covers the curriculum concentrating on respiratory system in this book. This approach goes against the grain of focused curriculum and is well suited for medical school tests. This highly organized text with a good table of contents and index is superb resource for review of the topics in days and precious hours before the test.
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Reviewer: K. P. Ravikrishnan, FRCP(C), FACP (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: The book, "High-Yield Lung" by Ronald W. Dudek is one of a series titled, "High-Yield Systems". The book is targeted for medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1, as well as clinical and pre-clinical teacher, residents and students. The author uses the method incorporating the basic science applied to clinical disorders.
Purpose: Though geared for students in preclinical years, high-yield lung can be used as a quick reference for residents-in-training and will be useful for medical educators. Medical educators can use this book to help students prepare for USMLE Part 1. This book is precise, concise and is well organized and meets all the requirements set forth by the author.
Audience: This book, as the author points out is helpful for medical students preparing for USMLE Step I. Residents in training seeking for," Pearls in clinical medicine" will find this book useful preparing for rounds and morning report. Medical educators helping the students preparing for the test will also find this book very useful.
Features: Integration of illustrations, radiological images and the pathological pictures used in this text is unique and will help to re-enforce the student's gained knowledge and will help the "Recall", which is an essential concept in medical school examinations. Though the author emphasizes the system-based approach to simplify the understanding of the principle elements of an organ system, students will have to develop a strong basic science skill prior to using this book. This book will serve the student who already has good basic skills and will help to organize and manage the information gathered in focused medical education. A complex topic like Thoracic Actinomycosis is well organized in a short and precise manner. The accompanying pictures will re-enforce the student's understanding of this topic and will help to "Recall" the topic in USMLE tests. Diagrams and illustrations used in this book are extremely helpful in simplifying complex topics.
Assessment: This well indexed book makes it easy to refer to the topics after the initial reading. Dr. Dudek uses the system-based approach and covers the curriculum concentrating on respiratory system in this book. This approach goes against the grain of focused curriculum and is well suited for medical school tests. This highly organized text with a good table of contents and index is superb resource for review of the topics in days and precious hours before the test.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781755702
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: High-Yield Systems Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 162

Table of Contents


  1. Embryology of the Lung . .1
    • General Features . .1
    • Development of the Larynx . .1
    • Development of the Trachea . .1
    • Development of the Bronchi . .3
    • Development of the Lungs . .6
    • Development of the Pulmonary Vascular System . .10
    • Fetal and Neonatal Circulation . .13
    • The Pediatric Thorax . .13
  2. Gross Anatomy . .15
    • The Thorax . .15
    • Bones of the Thorax . .15
    • Muscles of the Thorax . .15
    • Nerves of the Thorax . .16
    • Arteries of the Thorax . .16
    • Veins of the Thorax . .16
    • The Breast . .17
    • Clinical Considerations of the Anterior Thorax . .19
    • Clinical Considerations of the Lateral Thorax . .21
    • Clinical Considerations of the Posterior Thorax . .21
    • Mediastinum . .23
    • Pleura, Tracheobronchial Tree, Lungs . .23
    • Pleura . .23
    • Tracheobronchial Tree . .25
    • Lungs . .26
  3. Radiology . .31
    • Posterior-Anterior (PA) Chest Film . .31
    • Anterior-Posterior (AP) Chest Film . .31
    • Lateral Chest Film . .31
    • Lung Fissures . .31
    • Bronchopulmonary Segments . .31
    • Signs . .31
    • Selected Radiographs, CT, and MRI . .33
  4. Histology . .41
    • General Features . .41
    • Trachea . .41
    • Bronchi . .41
    • Bronchioles . .43
    • Terminal Bronchioles . .43
    • Respiratory Bronchioles . .43
    • Alveolar Ducts . .43
    • Alveoli . .43
    • Surfactant . .44
    • Blood-Air Barrier . .44
    • Air Flow . .44
    • Summary Table of Histology . .44
    • Selected Photomicrographs . .46
  5. Physiology . .49
    • Lung Mechanics . .49
    • Lung Volumes and Capacities . .49
    • Breathing . .49
    • Elastance . .52
    • Compliance of the Lung . .52
    • Flow—Volume Curves . .53
    • Alevolar-Blood Gas Exchange . .54
    • Partial Pressure . .54
    • Air Flow . .54
    • Blood-Air Barrier . .55
    • Rate of Diffusion (RD) of O2 and Co2 . .55
    • Alveolar-Arterial Gradient . .55
    • Ventilation . .56
    • Pulmonary Perfusion . .57
    • Ventilation/Perfusion Ratio (V•a/Q•) . .57
    • Apex Versus Base of the Lung . .57
    • Five Causes of Hypoxemia . .59
    • Summary Diagram . .59
    • Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide . .62
    • Transport of Oxygen . .62
    • Total O2 Content of Arterial Blood . .62
    • Hemoglobin (Hb) . .62
    • Hemoglobin-O2 Dissociation Curve . .63
    • Shifts in the Hemoglobin-O2 Dissociation Curve . .63
    • Clinical Considerations . .64
    • Transport of Carbon Dioxide (Co2) . .65
    • Control of Breathing . .66
    • Physiology of High Altitude . .67
  6. Pathology . .69
    • Atelectasis . .69
    • Pulmonary Embolism . .70
    • Bronchiectasis . .70
    • Obstructive Lung Diseases . .70
    • Restrictive Lung Diseases . .71
    • Obstructive Versus Restrictive . .73
    • Bronchogenic Carcinoma . .73
    • Cystic Fibrosis . .75
    • Selected Photographs, Radiographs, and Micrographs . .75
  7. Microbiology . .83
    • Bacterial Pneumonia . .83
    • Viral and Mycoplasma Pneumonia . .87
    • Tuberculosis (TB) . .93
    • Thoracic Actinomycosis . .94
    • Pulmonary Nocardiosis . .95
    • Fungal Infections . .95
    • Other Respiratory Tract Infections . .98
    • Summary Table of Microbiological Diseases Associated With the Lung . .103
    • Selected Photographs, Radiographs, and Micrographs . .104
  8. Pharmacology . .119
    • Antiasthmatic Drugs . .119
    • Allergies, Seasonal Hay Fever, Rhinitis, and Urticaria . .121
    • Antibiotics . .121
    • Antimycobacterial Drugs . .127
    • Antifungal Drugs . .128
    • Antiviral Drugs . .129
    • Summary Table of Drugs . .130

    Credits . .133

    Index . .139

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