Respiratory Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered / Edition 1

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This essential title in the Clinical Cases Uncovered series includes many important scenarios in respiratory medicine that feature in real-life clinical practice. Everything is covered, from respiratory arrest and asthma to environmental effects and abnormal chest X-rays. Anatomy, physiology and the relevant pathological background feature in the basic science section, with important advice on the approach to the patient. The self-assessment section at the end is crucial to testing your understanding, giving you the best possible preparation.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Excellent...the cases are very accurate and comprehensive.' - Consultant and Lecturer, Newcastle University

'This is good - the cases cover everything I have seen as a medical student in a typical medical take and all the emergency scenarios I should be aware of, deals with diagnosis and management, with good discussion of the rationale...the cases unfold in the way they would in the hospital, and questions are asked at pertinent times.' - Medical Student, Oxford University

'Easy to read and understand...This book includes everything we needed to cover whilst on placement, covering a wide range of realistic situations...a bonus about this book is that it contains practical information that you can't find in a lot of respiratory books...The examination section is brilliant...the cases are clear and easy to follow.' - Medical Student, University of East Anglia

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Ruxandra Ionescu, M.D.(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This book offers a practical approach to respiratory medicine, useful to both students and junior physicians. Structured in three parts, the book is a collection of cases and an overview of the theoretical literature, as well as a self-assessment tool.
Purpose: The intent is to provide real-life medical experience and answers to common questions. It is also the authors' goal to prepare students and physicians for exams in the British medical system. The authors succeed in offering a useful insight into clinical respiratory medicine.
Audience: The book is addressed to junior doctors, doctors entering specialist respiratory training, and medical students. The authors wrote it to answer questions that were posed by their students during classes.
Features: The first of the three parts is a review of anatomy, physiology, physical examination, and testing of the respiratory system. The second part includes 29 case presentations that cover a wide variety of respiratory diseases. The authors walk readers through each case by asking a question with every step and giving prompt and concise answers. The key points of each case discussion are highlighted at the end of the case, making them easy to absorb. Each case is accompanied by relevant pictures and graphics as well as anatomic pathology slides when pertinent. The last part is a test with multiple choice questions and answers. North American readers will have to get used to European terminology and laboratory value expressions to get the most out of the case data.
Assessment: Students and physicians who need an initiation into respiratory medicine would benefit from reading this book. It is also a useful tool for those who would like to have a quick and concise virtual clinical tour of respiratory medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405158954
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Clinical Cases Series, #26
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Emma Baker, Honorary Consultant Physician and Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, St George's Hospital and Medical School, London, UK.

Dilys Lai, Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.

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Table of Contents



How to use this book.

Part 1 Basics.

Basic science.

Approach to the patient.

Part 2 Cases.

Case 1 A 64-year-old man with respiratory arrest.

Case 2 A 19-year-old man with chest tightness.

Case 3 A 31-year-old woman with poorly-controlled asthma.

Case 4 A 22-year-old man with life-threatening shortness of breath.

Case 5 A 65-year-old man with worsening shortness of breath.

Case 6 A worried 56-year-old man.

Case 7 An 81-year-old man with acute shortness of breath.

Case 8 A 73-year-old woman with confusion.

Case 9 A 78-year-old man with ankle swelling.

Case 10 A 72-year-old man with a hoarse voice.

Case 11 A 56-year-old woman with an abnormal chest X-ray.

Case 12 A 68-year-old man with shortness of breath and chest pain.

Case 13 A 16-year-old boy with right-sided chest pain.

Case 14 A 62-year-old woman with breathlessness.

Case 15 A 24-year-old woman with pleuritic chest pain.

Case 16 An elderly woman who collapsed suddenly.

Case 17 A 45-year-old man with chest pain and breathlessness.

Case 18 A 72-year-old man who becomes breathless during inpatient stay on a medical ward.

Case 19 A 58-year-old woman with breathlessness following surgery.

Case 20 A 16-year-old boy with a sore throat.

Case 21 A 45-year-old woman with a chronic cough.

Case 22 A 17-year-old girl with cystic fi brosis.

Case 23 A 25-year-old woman with cough and weight loss.

Case 24 A 44-year-old man commencing treatment for tuberculosis.

Case 25 A 32-year-old man who absconds from directly observed therapy for tuberculosis.

Case 26 A 32-year-old woman with a skin rash and abnormal chest X-ray.

Case 27 A 68-year-old woman with worsening breathlessness on exertion.

Case 28 A 35-year-old man with chronic shortness of breath.

Case 29 An overweight 52-year-old man who snores.

Part 3 Self-assessment.





Index of cases by diagnosis

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