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

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

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

Preface to fourth edition vii

Units and symbols ix

List of abbreviations xi

About the companion website xiii

Part 1 Structure and function 1

1 Structure of the respiratory system: lungs, airways and dead space 2

2 The thoracic cage and respiratory muscles 4

3 Pressures and volumes during normal breathing 6

4 Gas laws 8

5 Diffusion 10

6 Lung mechanics: elastic forces 12

7 Lung mechanics: airway resistance 14

8 Carriage of oxygen 16

9 Carriage of carbon dioxide 18

10 Acid–base balance 20

11 Acid–base disorders 22

12 Control of breathing I: chemical mechanisms 24

13 Control of breathing II: neural mechanisms 26

14 Pulmonary circulation and anatomical right-to-left shunts 28

15 Ventilation–perfusion mismatching 30

16 Exercise, altitude and diving 32

17 Development of the respiratory system and birth 34

18 Complications of development and congenital disease 36

19 Lung defence mechanisms 38

20 Immunology of the lung 40

Part 2 History, examination and investigation 43

21 History and examination 44

22 Pulmonary function tests 46

23 Chest imaging and bronchoscopy 48

Part 3 Diseases and treatment 51

24 Public health and smoking 52

25 Respiratory failure 54

26 Asthma: pathophysiology 56

27 Asthma: treatment 58

28 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 60

29 Pulmonary hypertension 62

30 Venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism 64

31 Pulmonary involvement in vasculitis 66

32 Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases 68

33 Sarcoidosis 70

34 Pleural diseases 72

35 Occupational and environmental-related lung disease 74

36 Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis 76

37 Pneumothorax 78

38 Community-acquired pneumonia 80

39 Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia 82

40 Pulmonary tuberculosis 84

41 The immune-compromised patient 86

42 Lung cancer 88

43 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 90

44 Mechanical ventilation 92

45 Oxygenation and oxygen therapy 94

46 Sleep apnoea 96

Index 98

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