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The definitive and comprehensive resource on pulmonary disease is now in full color with new images and highlighted Key Points. The fully searchable text is online at for speedy and complete answers to the questions you face. This new edition has been completely updated and remains essential for managing patients with pulmonary disease.

• Master the scientific principles of respiratory medicine and understand clinical applications.
• Work through differential diagnosis using detailed explanations of each disease entity.
• Learn new subjects in Pulmonary Medicine including Genetics, Ultrasound, and other key topics.
• Grasp the Key Points outlined in each chapter.

• Search the full text online at, along with downloadable images, regular updates, more than 50 videos, case studies, and self-assessment questions.
• Consult new chapters covering Ultrasound, Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immunity, Deposition and Clearance, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
• Find critical information easily using the new full-color design that enhances teaching points and highlights challenging concepts.
• Apply the expertise and fresh ideas of three new editors-Drs. Thomas R. Martin, Talmadge E. King, Jr., and Dean E. Schraufnagel.
• Review the latest developments in genetics with advice on how the data will affect patient care.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Joel C Seidman, MD (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This update of a book that broadly addresses all aspects of pulmonary disease is significantly revised from the 2005 edition and includes access to an online version. It attempts to gather the observations of authorities from diverse experience, providing a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in pulmonology.
Purpose: All editions, including the latest, were likely envisioned as prospective tutorials and retrospective references, respectively, for pulmonologists in training and in practice.
Audience: The primary audience is pulmonologists, intensivists, and primary care internists, but nurses, respiratory therapists, and rehabilitators would undoubtedly find it selectively informative.
Features: The book focuses on the broad categories in pulmonology and augments substantially the presentation of the previous edition. Chapters amply address the entire gamut of bronchopulmonary pathophysiology and clinical practice, stressing recent changes in thinking and new developments in diagnostic technology, procedural process, and pharmacotherapeutics. Illustrations and graphics are appropriate and useful. The bibliographies contain relevant and timely citations. Radiographic reproductions are of mediocre quality, as they often are in books.
Assessment: It would be fair to call this "the" reference in pulmonary medicine. I would consider it an essential resource to add to my personal library.
From the Publisher
"The book focuses on the broad categories in pulmonology and augments substantially the presentation of the previous edition. It would be fair to call this "the" reference in pulmonary medicine. I would consider it an essential resource to add to my personal library. The primary audience is pulmonologists, intensivists, and primary care internists, but nurses, respiratory therapists, and rehabilitators would undoubtedly find it selectively informative." - Joel C Seidman, MD(William Beaumont Hospitals), Doody’s Review Service - 4 Stars

REVIEWS OF THE LAST EDITION: "Without a doubt, this text is a must for serious students of pulmonary medicine, whether in training, academic tenure, or mature clinical practice." - JAMA REVIEW OF 4th EDITION: 'It goes without saying that this is a thorough, in depth review of chest medicine and as far as I could see, leaves nothing out. I was pleased to see this is a book for active physicians rather than researchers or scientists. It is aimed squarely at the specialists but generalists such as GPs or specialists in other but related disciplines would also find this book a good reference source. I also liked the principal that associated non respiratory problems are covered in detail. Take for example, Sarcoidosis, which has always been classified as a chest disease but is also a multi-system disease. The chapter on Sarcoidosis is an excellent review of the whole topic and not just the pulmonary aspects. In addition, there are excellent chapters on issues that you don't always find such as air pollution high altitude and diving medicine. Importantly the book is readable, and relevant to physicians and adopts a well rounded approach to informing the doctor what he or she needs to know. The depth of detail achieved is just right and this book has an encyclopedic feel to it. There are plenty of illustrations in the book but in the main, this is primarily a text based reference source.'— June 2006 Dr Harry Brown

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416047100
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 2400
  • Sales rank: 462,799
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 5.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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Table of Contents


Section A Anatomy and Development of the Respiratory Tract

1. Anatomy of the Lungs
2. Lung Growth and Development
3. Genetic Approach to Lung Disease

Section B Respiratory Physiology

4. Ventilation, Blood Flow, and Gas Exchange
5. Respiratory System Mechanics and Energetics
6. Pulmonary Circulation and Regulation of Fluid Balance
7. Acid-Base Balance

Section C Respiratory Pharmacology

8. Respiratory Pharmacology: General Pharmacologic Principles
9. Airway Pharmacology
10. Pulmonary Vascular Pharmacology

Section D Defense Mechanisms

11. Pulmonary Surfactant
12*. Alveolar and Distal Airway Epithelial Fluid Transport
13*. Mucus Production, Secretion, and Clearance
14. Monocytes, Macrophages, and Dendritic Cells of the Lung
15. Immune recognition and Responses

Section E Respiratory Pathology and Inflammation

16. General features of Respiratory Pathology
17. Inflammation, Injury, and Repair


Section F Diagnosis

18. History and Physical Examination
19. Microbiologic Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
20. Radiographic Techniques
21. Nuclear Medicine Techniques
22. Bronchoscopy
23*. Pleuroscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Other Invasive Procedures

Section G Evaluation

24. Pulmonary Function Testing
25*. Clinical Exercise Testing
26. Preoperative Evaluation
27. Evaluation of Respiratory Impairment/Disability


Section H Symptoms of Respiratory Disease and their Management

28. Dyspnea

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