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A companion monograph to West's Respiratory Physiology, which examines normal respiratory function, Pulmonary Pathophysiology focuses on the function of the diseased lung. The text offers a clear, concise overview of the most essential information regarding disease states of the lung, emphasizing structure and function. A question and answer section is included.
This Seventh Edition offers more coverage of lung cancer and infectious diseases affecting the lungs, and has more tables to aid in rapid review. All questions now conform to current USMLE format, and answers include rationales for all answer choices.
The fully searchable text is available online on thePoint.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
|Pt. 1||Lung Function Tests and What They Mean|
|Ch. 2||Gas Exchange||17|
|Ch. 3||Other Tests||37|
|Pt. 2||Function of the Diseased Lung|
|Ch. 4||Obstructive Diseases||51|
|Ch. 5||Restrictive Diseases||81|
|Ch. 6||Vascular Diseases||101|
|Ch. 7||Environmental and Other Diseases||123|
|Pt. 3||Function of the Failing Lung|
|Ch. 8||Respiratory Failure||145|
|Ch. 9||Oxygen Therapy||159|
|Ch. 10||Machanical Ventilation||173|
|App. A||Symbols, Units, and Normal Values||187|
|App. C||Further Reading||195|
|App. D||Answers to Chapter Questions||197|