Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine / Edition 2

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The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine provides a fast, reliable look-up reference on all chest diseases. The second edition of this comprehensive Handbook has been revised throughout, with additional material on avian flu and respiratory medicine in pregnancy, and updated references to the latest British Thoracic Society guidelines.

The Handbook's opening chapters aid diagnosis by addressing the main respiratory symptoms encountered by clinicians. Subsequent chapters discuss each respiratory disease in more depth, with practical tips for the out-patient clinic or ward setting. The Handbook also includes a unique section on practical skills and procedures, providing essential technical and reference information. Useful pages on lung and bronchial anatomy, CT anatomy and scans, lung function and blood-gas nomograms, and a list of useful websites are included for easy reference.
Like all the Oxford Handbooks, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 2/e combines authority, relevance and reliability. It is the must-have guide for all clinicians dealing with respiratory medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199545162
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Clinical presentations - approaches to problems
1. Breathlessness
2. Chest pain
3. Chronic cough and a normal CXR
4. Critically ill patient with respiratory disease
5. Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage
6. Diffuse lung disease
7. Haemoptysis
8. Pleural effusion
9. Post-operative breathlessness
10. Pregnancy and breathlessness
11. Pre-operative assessment
12. Pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (non-HIV)
13. Pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (HIV)
14. Sleep and ventilation
15. Unexplained ventilatory failure
Clinical conditions
16. Acute respiratory distress syndrome
17. Asbestos and the lung
18. Asthma
19. Bronchiectasis
20. Bronchiolitis
21. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
22. Connective tissue disease and the lung
23. Cor pulmonale
24. Cystic fibrosis
25. Eosinophilic lung disease
26. Extreme environments: flying, altitude, diving
27. Gastrointestinal disease and the lung
28. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
29. Hyperventilation syndrome
30. Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias
31. Lung cancer
32. Lung transplantation
33. Mediastinal abnormalities
34. Paediatric lung disorders pertinent to adult patients
35. Pleural effusion
36. Pneumoconioses
37. Pneumothorax
38. Pulmonary hypertension
39. Pulmonary thromboembolic disease
40. Respiratory infection - bacterial
41. Respiratory infection - fungal
42. Respiratory infection - mycobacterial
43. Respiratory infection - parasitic
44. Respiratory infection - viral
45. Sarcoidosis
46. Sickle cell disease - pulmonary complications
47. Sleep apnoea and hypoventilation
48. Toxic agents
49. Unusual conditions
50. Upper airway diseases
51. Vasculitis and the lung
Supportive care
52. Ethical issues
53. Financial entitlements
54. Immunosuppressive drugs
55. Inhalers and nebulizers
56. Intensive therapy unit - when to involve
57. Non-invasive ventilation
58. Oxygen therapy
59. Palliative care
60. Pulmonary rehabilitation
61. Smoking cessation
62. Tracheostomy
Practical procedures
63. Airway management
64. Bronchoscopy
65. Chest drains
66. Cricothyroidotomy
67. Miscellaneous diagnostic tests
68. Pleural biopsy
69. Pleurodesis
70. Pneumothorax aspiration
71. Thoracentesis
72. Thoracoscopy (medical)
1. Blood gases and acid-base balance
2. BMI calculator, height and weight converter
3. CT anatomy of the thorax
4. CT patterns of lung disease
5. Lung function testing
6. Plain radiograph and lobar collapses
7. Radiological investigations and radiation doses
8. Useful websites

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