Respiratory System at a Glance / Edition 2

Respiratory System at a Glance / Edition 2

by Jeremy P. T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach, Charles M. Wiener
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405134488

ISBN-13: 9781405134484

Pub. Date: 09/21/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations.

Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are

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Overview

The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations.

Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond.

Everything you need to know about the Respiratory System... at a Glance!

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 

For further information, please visit www.ataglanceseries.com and www.wileymedicaleducation.com

Reviews of the previous edition

“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.” 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, Hull York Medical School

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405134484
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/2006
Series:
At a Glance Series, #4
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface6
Units, symbols and abbreviations7
1Structure of the respiratory system: lungs, airways and dead space10
2The thoracic cage and respiratory muscles12
3Pressures and volumes during normal breathing14
4Gas laws and respiratory symbols16
5Diffusion18
6Lung mechanics: elastic forces20
7Lung mechanics: airway resistance22
8Carriage of oxygen24
9Carriage of carbon dioxide26
10Control of acid-base balance28
11Control of breathing I: neural mechanisms30
12Control of breathing II: chemical mechanisms32
13Pulmonary circulation and anatomical right-to-left shunts34
14Ventilation-perfusion mismatching36
15Development of the respiratory system and birth38
16Complications of development and congenital disease40
17Lung defence mechanisms and immunology42
18Pulmonary function tests44
19Chest imaging and bronchoscopy46
20Respiratory failure48
21Asthma: pathophysiology50
22Asthma: treatment52
23Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease54
24Pulmonary hypertension56
25Venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism58
26Pulmonary involvement in vasculitis60
27Interstitial lung disease62
28Pleural diseases64
29Pneumothorax66
30Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis68
31Occupational and environmental-related lung disease70
32Pneumonia72
33Pulmonary tuberculosis74
34Respiratory infections in HIV infection76
35Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)78
36Lung cancer80
37Sleep-disordered breathing82
38Mechanical ventilation84
39Acute oxygen therapy86
40Case studies88
41Case studies: answers90
Index93

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