Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine: 2-Volume Set [NOOK Book]

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Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine has long been the definitive and comprehensive pulmonary disease reference. Robert J. Mason, MD now presents the fifth edition in full color with new images and highlighted clinical elements. The fully searchable text is also online at www.expertconsult.com, along with regular updates, video clips, additional images, and self-assessment questions. This new edition has been completely updated and remains the essential tool you ...

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Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine: 2-Volume Set

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Overview

Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine has long been the definitive and comprehensive pulmonary disease reference. Robert J. Mason, MD now presents the fifth edition in full color with new images and highlighted clinical elements. The fully searchable text is also online at www.expertconsult.com, along with regular updates, video clips, additional images, and self-assessment questions. This new edition has been completely updated and remains the essential tool you need to care for patients with pulmonary disease.


  • Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices.
  • Master the scientific principles of respiratory medicine and its 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 in each chapter.
  • Search the full text online at expertconsult.com, 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

From the Publisher
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 principle 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 inhigh altitudes 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 encyclopaedic 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 www.univadis.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437735536
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 2400
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

PART I SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

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

PART II DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION OF RESPIRATORY DISEASE

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

PART III CLINICAL RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Section H Symptoms of Respiratory Disease and their Management

28. Dyspnea
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