Problem Solving in Respiratory Medicine & Allergy

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Every doctor's point-of-care companion for respiratory disorders, in the consultation room or on the ward. A series of questions leads the reader logically through a case presentation, work-up, diagnosis and discussion of recent literature. Each case is concisely presented, including an algorithm where appropriate to show overall management strategies. This is a user-friendly resource for quick review and assessment of individual cases, covering the most common yet challenging cases seen by respiratory doctors - ...

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Overview

Every doctor's point-of-care companion for respiratory disorders, in the consultation room or on the ward. A series of questions leads the reader logically through a case presentation, work-up, diagnosis and discussion of recent literature. Each case is concisely presented, including an algorithm where appropriate to show overall management strategies. This is a user-friendly resource for quick review and assessment of individual cases, covering the most common yet challenging cases seen by respiratory doctors - an invaluable reference and training resource for the hospital, clinic and GP's surgery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904392866
  • Publisher: Clinical Pub Serv
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 235
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Contributors xi

Abbreviations xiii

Section 1 Infection

1 Severe Pulmonary Tuberculosis Oni Choudhury Heather Milburn 1

2 Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Ronan Breen Richard Leach 8

3 Hospital-acquired Pneumonia Richard Leach 15

4 Lemierre's Disease Boris Lams Christopher Kosky 21

5 Haemoptysis due to Bronchiectasis Burhan Khan Richard Leach 25

Section 2 Obstructive Lung Disease/Small Airways Disease

6 Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Burhan Khan Richard Leach 33

7 Acute Ventilatory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Richard Leach Craig Davidson 41

8 Difficult Asthma Lynette Linkson Richard Leach 47

9 Asthma and Pregnancy Lynette Linkson Richard Leach 53

10 Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Kate Brignail 55

11 Chronic Cough Jimstan Periselneris Richard Leach 62

12 Aspiration Syndrome Boris Lams Richard Leach 67

Section 3 Interstitial Lung Disease/Sarcoid

13 Classification of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias Richard Leach John Rees 73

14 Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis/Usual Interstitial Pneumonias Lucy Schomberg Richard Leach 81

15 Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia Boris Lams Christopher Kosky 88

16 Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia Boris Lams Christopher Kosky 93

17 Sarcoidosis (Radiographic Stage I) Anne Collett Richard Leach 97

18 Sarcoidosis (Radiographic Stages II and III) Richard Leach 104

19 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Elizabeth Hadley Boris Lams 111

20 Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity Elizabeth Hadley Boris Lams Christopher Kosky 117

Section 4 Lung Cancer

21 Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Oni Choudhury Richard Leach 121

22 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Suma Kumar Richard Leach 127

23 Pulmonary Nodules Burhan Khan Richard Leach 135

24 Mediastinal Mass: Bronchogenic Cyst Elizabeth Hadley 139

25 Smoking Cessation Suma Kumar Richard Leach 142

Section 5 Pulmonary Vascular: Including PE and AVM

26 Pulmonary Hypertension Bethia Bradley Richard Leach 149

27 Massive Pulmonary Embolism Elizabeth Hadley Christopher Kosky 157

28 Sickle Cell Lung Disease Elizabeth Hadley Boris Lams Christopher Kosky 161

29 Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Elizabeth Hadley 166

Section 6 Vasculitis/Rare Diseases

30 Wegener's Granulomatosis and the Small Vessel Pulmonary Vasculitides Elizabeth Hadley Richard Leach 171

31 Diffuse Alveolar Haemorrhage Christopher Kosky 178

Section 7 Ventilatory Failure/Sleep

32 Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Christopher Kosky Boris Lams 183

33 Guillain-Barré Syndrome Nicholas Hopkinson Christopher Kosky 187

Section 8 Immunocompromised/HIV

34 Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia Elizabeth Hadley Boris Lams 191

35 Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia Elizabeth Hadley Boris Lams Christopher Kosky 195

Section 9 Pleural Disease

36 Parapneumonic Effusion Liju Ahmed Richard Leach 199

37 Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Eleanor Giddings Boris Lams Elizabeth Hadley 207

38 Mesothelioma and Asbestos-related Pleural Disease AminaAitsi-Selmi Charles Twort 213

General index 221

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