The Respiratory System at a Glance

The Respiratory System at a Glance

by Jeremy P. T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard Leach
     
 

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Following the familiar, easy to use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, The Respiratory System at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this at a Glance provides a user-friendlySee more details below

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Following the familiar, easy to use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, The Respiratory System at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of the respiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

This new edition of The Respiratory System at a Glance:

  • Integrates both basic and clinical science - ideal for systems-based courses
  • Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory system
  • Features more case studies, updated and colour figures, and new chapters on the epidemiology of respiratory disease, public health issues, and Sarcoidosis
  • Includes self-assessment questions and answers and an appendix of tables of standard values
  • Provides a simple 'one-stop' easy to use course and revision text

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: Dana A Simonson, BA (Regions Hospital)
Description: This book from the At a Glance series focuses on all aspects of the structure, function, and diseases of the respiratory system.
Purpose: It is a practical book that integrates core aspects of basic science, pathophysiology, and treatment into a single, easy to use text without the expense and size of an encyclopedic tome. Clinical examples and cases teach the underlying science of the respiratory system.
Audience: Medical students throughout their training, nurses, and allied health professionals would benefit from this work. The authors include scientists and medical doctors from the U.K. and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Features: Forty-one chapters and an index are included in 100 pages of text. A one-page table of contents expedites location of specific topics. The book begins with a reference section describing units, symbols, and abbreviations used throughout. An overview of each topic is presented in a comprehensive, two-page chapter spread complete with black-and-white figures. Discussion originates with respiratory system structure and physiological function. Especially well-written are the chapters on lung mechanics. Specific diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are dealt with individually in later chapters. Four case studies with answers can be found at the end of the book and reinforce the popular, systematic approach to medical curriculum education. The American student or practitioner may find minor difficulty using these case studies with respect to SI units of measurement. Throughout the rest of the book, however, both measurement systems are used. Chapters are well written and packed with details. There are no references.
Assessment: This book can be recommended as a useful instructional and reference tool for students and health professionals. Some examination candidates may find it useful for review. Although designed for revision, this book covers all the basic elements of the respiratory system and its major diseases.
From the Publisher
"In summary, The Respiratory System at a Glance is a basic and concise review of respiratory physiology and disease processes. It would be most useful for students of medicine, nursing, and respiratory therapy as a supplement to more comprehensive texts and as a review for examinations." David Horne, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington

“A concise revision guide to the physiology and consequent pathology surrounding the respiratory system. Well-written, I recommend this text at the top of my list for revision.” Medical Student, Peninsula

“This book is an essential purchase for medical students and other allied health students who would like detailed and concise information about the respiratory system. Each chapter has been updated and modified within the illustrations and the content itself, to reflect new developments. There is an emphasis on common clinical disorders. This book offers a quick and easy resource for pre-clinical students wanting to improve their knowledge within respiratory medicine, and for clinical students encountering respiratory problems in their clinical practice.” Medical Student, Bristol University

“This easy to understand book makes respiratory medicine more digestible. From basic anatomy and physiology to clinical examination issues on the ward- this book has it all- a must for respiratory rotation.” Medical Student, HYMS

"A versatile, quick-reference guide on all you need to know about respiratory medicine. Provides concise, pithy explanations of all major issues. The concluding questions are a very effective way of testing what you've learntt so far." Medical Student, Brighton Sussex Medical School

"In summary, The Respiratory System at a Glance is a basic and concise review of respiratory physiology and disease processes. It would be most useful for students of medicine, nursing, and respiratory therapy as a supplement to more comprehensive texts and as a review for examinations." David Horne, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118293737
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
At a Glance , #41
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
19 MB
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