Textbook of Pleural Diseases
  • Textbook of Pleural Diseases
  • Textbook of Pleural Diseases

Textbook of Pleural Diseases

by Richard W. Light
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340807946

ISBN-13: 9780340807941

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This international and authoritative treatise covers all aspects of pleural disease. Beginning with a comprehensive introductory section to provide guidance to, and aid understanding of, the basic mechanisms that underlie pleural diseases, the book follows with a series of clinical chapters, discussing all the common and less common pleural diseases. These chapters

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This international and authoritative treatise covers all aspects of pleural disease. Beginning with a comprehensive introductory section to provide guidance to, and aid understanding of, the basic mechanisms that underlie pleural diseases, the book follows with a series of clinical chapters, discussing all the common and less common pleural diseases. These chapters in this section will be written to a uniform structure covering definition, incidence and epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations, treatments, possible complications and directions for future development. Guidelines for management are included where appropriate and each chapter concludes with a summary highlighting practical patient management 'tips'. The book will be an invaluable reference for, and consulted frequently by, specialist pulmonologists with an interest in pleural diseases, and will also be a useful library reference for trainee and other pulmonary physicians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340807941
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1 Part One - Basic Science
Embryology and gross structure
Cells in the pleural cavity
Liquid and protein exchange
Physiological effects of pleural air or fluid
Pleural inflammation
Cytokines in pleural diseases
Pleural infection
Pleural fibrosis
Pleural reaction to mineral dusts
Genetics of malignant mesothelioma
Pharmacokinetics
Experimental models in pleural disease
Experimental models of mesothelioma
2 Part Two - Clinical Science
Approach to patients with pleural diseases
Pleural fluid analysis
Diagnostic radiology
Interventional radiology
Pleural histology
Pleural cytology, tumor markers and immunohistochemistry
Effusions from cardiac diseases
Effusions from vascular causes
Effusions from malignancy
Effusions from Parapneumonic infection and empyema
Effusions from tuberculosis
Effusions from atypical infections
Effusions in immunocompromised hosts
Effusions in lymphatic disruptions
Effusions from collagen vascular disease
Effusions due to drugs
Effusions after surgery
Hepatic hydrothorax
Effusions due to gastrointestinal disease
Effusions due to obstetrical and gynaecological conditions
Benign Asbestos pleural diseases
Malignant mesothelioma
Spontaneous pneumothorax
Pediatric pleural diseases
Drainage and biopsy techniques
Medical thoracoscopy
Surgery of the pleural cavity
Gene therapy
Future directions

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