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This handbook provides a fast, reliable look-up reference on all chest diseases - for junior doctors, trainee specialists in respiratory medicine, and other health workers.

First there are chapters on all the major respiratory symptoms. Once the differential diagnosis has been made, the reader can turn to the pages on the respiratory diseases, each of which is covered in a consistent format including practical tips for the out-patient clinic or ward setting. There is a unique section on how to do practical procedures, together with essential technical and reference information. Useful pages on lung and bronchial anatomy, CT anatomy, lung function and blood-gas nomograms, and a list of useful web sites are included for easy reference.

Like all the Oxford Handbooks, this handbook combines authority, relevance and reliability.

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Reviewer: Renjitha Ignatius, M.D.(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This book provides readers with a quick and fairly complete reference on different clinical situations in respiratory medicine they might face while they are on clinics or on the floors. It flows well from one topic to another and is well organized. The summaries and descriptions are focused and the reader gets a quick overview of the topic, especially when using this as a quick reference guide. The book will be very useful as guide for residents and clinicians while working in the emergency department or in the intensive care unit.
Purpose: This book is intended for quick reference for pulmonologists, intensivists, trainee specialists in respiratory medicine, and other health workers. It clearly meets the author's objectives.
Audience: Although this book is intended for anyone who is interested in pulmonary medicine, it will be very useful for trainees in many affiliated fields in internal medicine and it will come in handy for internal medicine residents rotating through pulmonary medicine.
Features: The formatting of the book, with the abbreviations and their expansions in the introductory chapter, makes it all the more accessible for anyone who might need more information. References at the end of each topic are very helpful for detailed reading. There could have been more charts and tables, which can be a better way of presenting information and make it easier to memorize. The chapter on lung cancer is a good example of a quick and complete reference if you encounter a clinical situation. The sections on radiotherapy and chemotherapy are exceptionally well detailed for a handbook. The mini topic on pediatric lung disorders pertinent to adult practice is well done.
Assessment: This superb reference is well suited for a trainee as well a busy practicing internist and those in services affiliated with respiratory medicine. The brief discussion of many topics, the bullet format, and the good reference lists make the book attractive as a handbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198529774
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 4.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Specialist Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Oxford Rotation

Specialist Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Oxford Rotation

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Specialist Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Oxford Rotation

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Table of Contents

1 Breathlessness 3
2 Chronic cough and normal CXR 7
3 Chest pain 17
4 Haemoptysis 21
5 Unexplained respiratory failure 27
6 Pleural effusion 31
7 Diffuse lung disease 43
8 Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage 53
9 Pulmonary infiltrates in the immunocompromised host (non-HIV) 57
10 Pulmonary infiltrates in the immunocompromised host (HIV) 65
11 The respiratory sleep patient 71
12 The breathless, pregnant patient 77
13 Pre-operative assessment of the respiratory patient 81
14 Post-operative breathlessness 83
15 Asthma 89
16 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 115
17 Cor pulmonale 131
18 Lung cancer 135
19 Mediastinal abnormalities 167
20 Bacterial respiratory infection 175
21 Viral respiratory infection 215
22 Mycobacterial respiratory infection 227
23 Fungal respiratory diseases 259
24 Parasitic lung disease 281
25 Pneumothorax 287
26 Pleural effusions 299
27 Asbestos and the lung 317
28 Sleep apnoea 331
29 Bronchiectasis 353
30 Adult cystic fibrosis 361
31 Lung transplantation 379
32 Pulmonary hypertension 391
33 Pulmonary thromboembolic disease 407
34 Sarcoidosis 425
35 Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias 439
36 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 457
37 Bronchiolitis 463
38 Eosinophilic lung disease 469
39 Pneumoconioses 477
40 Connective tissue disease and the lung 487
41 Vasculitis and the lung 501
42 Gastrointestinal disease and the lung 513
43 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 519
44 Upper airway diseases 525
45 Hyperventilation syndrome 535
46 Unusual conditions/BOLD 539
47 Flying, altitude, and diving 567
48 Toxic agents 575
49 Paediatric lung disorders pertinent to adult practice 591
50 Non-invasive ventilation 597
51 When to involve the intensive therapy unit (ITU) 607
52 Ethical issues 611
53 Tracheostomy 615
54 Inhalers and nebulizers 619
55 Immunosuppressive drugs 625
56 Long-term oxygen therapy 631
57 Pulmonary rehabilitation 637
58 Smoking cessation 643
59 Palliative care of the chest patient 649
60 Patient financial entitlements 653
61 Airway management 659
62 Cricothyroidotomy 663
63 Bronchoscopy 665
64 Thoracentesis 675
65 Aspiration of pneumothorax 679
66 Abrams' pleural biopsy 681
67 Chest drains 685
68 Pleurodesis 691
69 Medical thoracoscopy 695
70 Some diagnostic tests 699
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