Pulmonary/Respiratory Therapy Secrets / Edition 3

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This volume in the very popular Secrets Series® is back in an exciting, updated, and completely redesigned 3rd Edition. A new, two-color page layout, a more portable size, and a list of the "Top 100 Secrets" in pulmonary medicine help you better meet the challenges you face daily. You will still find all of the features you have come to rely on in the Secrets Series—a questions- and answer-format, lists, mnemonics, tables, and an informal tone that make reference fast and easy. No matter what questions arise in practice or while preparing for boards, this 3rd edition has the answers—in print and online.

• Includes a list of the "Top 100 Secrets" to keep in mind during residency and practice.

• Features a new, more compact size for enhanced portability.

• Makes information easy to find with a new, two-color page layout and "Key Point" boxes.

• Identifies useful websites that help you obtain additional information on a specific topic and provides live links in the online version.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Alex B. Adams, RRT, BS, MPH (Regions Hospital)
Description: This book presents a unique approach to teaching by providing in-depth responses by known experts to commonly posed questions in the area of pulmonary/critical care. The 83 chapters are organized in 18 sections.
Purpose: The book intends to provide current expert opinion with some degree of detail in the important areas of pulmonary/critical care. It allows a reader to efficiently access information on pertinent issues. The book is not a complete, referenced review of any topic, nor does it make that claim. Therefore, the author's objectives are well met.
Audience: The audience is practicing pulmonologists and critical care physicians, yet the book is also an excellent opportunity for respiratory therapists to vastly broaden their understanding of pulmonary/critical care medicine. There are over 100 contributors. Several chapter authors are the accepted authorities in their field, often coauthoring the chapters with colleagues.
Features: Chapters are organized into sections such as evaluations, procedures, diseases, disorders, and special or surgical considerations. Each chapter is the same format, that is, responding to questions. Helpful features are the sections on controversies and the generous use of tables and figures. The questions posed are often the most pertinent for the topic yet, the reader may have other questions in mind. There is a minor degree of redundancy.
Assessment: The concept is unique and provides an excellent format for readability and rapid access. The book is, in a sense, a friendly reference. Other large reference books are much more comprehensive with citations and complete reviews of certain topics (Tobin's Principles and Practice of Intensive Care Monitoring (McGraw-Hill, 1998) and Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation (McGraw-Hill, 1994). While this book lacks areas of "general" instruction, as a carry-with manual it serves a specific purpose.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323035866
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 638
  • Sales rank: 1,526,096
  • Product dimensions: 1.28 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Department of Medicine; Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Unit, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT

Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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Table of Contents

1 Taking the pulmonary history 11
2 Physical examination 16
3 Smoking cessation 22
4 Pulmonary rehabilitation 28
5 Pulmonary disability evaluation 32
6 Preoperative assessment of the pulmonary patient 38
7 Postoperative pulmonary care 44
8 Chest radiographs 59
9 Computed tomography scans and ultrasound 65
10 Pulmonary angiography and magnetic resonance imaging of the chest 72
11 Arterial blood gases 79
12 Pulse oximetry 87
13 Pulmonary function testing 91
14 Clinical exercise testing 101
15 Thoracentesis and percutaneous pleural biopsy 111
16 Bronchoscopy 117
17 Interventional pulmonology 125
18 Chest tubes 130
19 Flow-directed pulmonary artery catheters 135
20 Mediastinoscopy 142
21 Thoracoscopy 151
22 Asthma 157
23 Chronic obstructive lung disease 162
24 Cystic fibrosis 171
25 Community-acquired pneumonia 177
26 Nosocomial pneumonia 191
27 Aspiration syndromes 198
28 Fungal pneumonia 206
29 Parasitic infections 213
30 Viral pneumonia 218
31 Pneumonia prevention 226
32 Empyema and lung abscess 232
33 Tuberculosis 240
34 Atypical mycobacteria 249
35 Infectious pulmonary complications of HIV infection 255
36 Noninfectious pulmonary complications of HIV infection 263
37 Thromboembolic disease 269
38 Nonthrombotic pulmonary emboli 285
39 Pulmonary hypertension 295
40 General approaches to interstitial lung disease 301
41 Sarcoidosis 315
42 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 323
43 Collagen vascular disease 328
44 Bronchiolitis, bronchiolitis obliterans, and small airway disease 333
45 Small vessel vasculitis : Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome 341
46 Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage 347
47 Sleep apnea syndromes 353
48 Alveolar hypoventilation 365
49 Silicosis, coal workers' pneumoconiosis, and chronic beryllium disease 373
50 Asbestos-related lung disease 380
51 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other disorders caused by organic agents 388
52 Occupational asthma 395
53 Drug-induced lung disease 402
54 Radiation injury to the lung 408
55 Inhalational injuries 412
56 Solitary pulmonary nodules 419
57 Lung cancer 424
58 Malignant pleural effusions 437
59 Systemic complications of lung cancer 443
60 Benign neoplasms of the lung 448
61 Pulmonary metastatic disease 453
62 Acute respiratory failure 459
63 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 469
64 Airway management 476
65 Tracheostomy 484
66 Noninvasive ventilation 490
67 Traditional invasive ventilation 501
68 Alternative invasive ventilatory strategies 511
69 Weaning 522
70 Chronic ventilatory support 527
71 Oxygen therapy 535
72 Lung transplantation 547
73 Pleural effusions 559
74 Pneumothorax 566
75 Mesothelioma 571
76 Pulmonary manifestations of systemic disease 577
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