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Overview

The Respiratory System at a Glance is a concise, readily accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Part of the At a Glance series, the book uses one page of illustrations and one page of text per topic to explain subjects in an easy to understand and clear manner.

This book is an invaluable resource for all medical students, as well as students of nursing and other allied health professions who need an introduction to the respiratory system. It will also be an indispensable resource and revision aid for Junior Doctors and Respiratory nurses.

Review quotes of the first edition:

‘An excellent book’ ****
Student review on Amazon.co.uk

‘Suddenly it’s all so simple …I thoroughly recommend this book’
GKT Gazette, Autumn 2003

‘.the book provides a succinct yet easy-to-follow approach’
Cambridge Medical Magazine, Autumn 2003

‘…this book would be an excellent purchase for any undergraduate medical student’
4th year, Imperial Medical School

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Editorial Reviews

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

From The Critics
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.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405134484
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/21/2006
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #4
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Jeremy Ward- Professor of Respiratory Cell Physiology, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London.

Dr Jane Ward- Chair of MBBS Cardiovascular and Respiratory course Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London.

Dr Richard Leach- Consultant Physician, Intensive Care Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London.

Dr Charles Wiener- Department of Bostetrics/Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Table of Contents

Structure and Function.

1. Structure of the Respiratory System: lungs, airways and dead space.

2. The thoracic cage and respiratory muscles.

3. Pressures and volumes during normal breathing.

4. Gas laws and respiratory symbols.

5. Diffusion.

6. Lung mechanics: elastic forces.

7. Lung mechanics: airways resistance.

8. Carriage of oxygen.

9. Carriage of carbon dioxide.

10. Control of acid-base balance.

11. Control of breathing I: Chemical mechanisms.

12. Control of breathing II: I: Neural mechanisms.

13. Pulmonary circulation and anatomical right to left shunts.

14. Ventilation-perfusion mismatching.

15. Exercise, altitude and diving.

16. Development of respiratory system and birth.

17. Complications of development and congenital disease.

18. Lung defence mechanisms and immunology.

History, Examination and Investigations.

19. History and examination.

20. Pulmonary function tests.

21. Chest Imaging and bronchoscopy.

Diseases and treatment.

22. Respiratory failure.

23. Asthma: pathophysiology.

24. Asthma: treatment.

25. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

26. Pulmonary hypertension.

27. Venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism.

28. Pulmonary involvement in vasculitis.

29. Intestitial lung disease.

30. Pleural diseases.

31. Occupational and environmental-related lung disease.

32. Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

33. Pneumothorax.

34. Community acquired pneumonias.

35. Hospital acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia.

36. Pulmonary tuberculosis.

37. Respiratory infections in HIV infections.

38. Smoking.

39. Lung cancer.

40. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

41. Mechanical ventilation.

42. Acute Oxygen Therapy.

43. Sleep disordered breathing.

Case studies.

44. Case studies: Questions.

45. Case studies: Answers

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