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Principles of Pulmonary Medicine / Edition 2

Principles of Pulmonary Medicine / Edition 2

by Steven E. Weinberger


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Principles of Pulmonary Medicine / Edition 2

Concise and easy to read, this completely updated new edition correlates basic pathophysiologic principles with the radiologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of disease to provide an integrated, user-friendly approach to the study of pulmonary medicine. Includes access to a Web-based interactive learning tool box, featuring additional chest radiographs, audio clips of lung sounds, and self-assessment questions that test the reader's ability to apply physiologic principles to quantitative problems, modeled after the questions found on the USMLE. Offers updated coverage of diagnostic modalities used in pulmonary disease, as well as management of asthma, lung cancer, respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and other important pulmonary diseases to help you choose the most effective course of patient treatment. Guides you through the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relevant to major pulmonary disorders, and then focuses on the clinical aspects and treatment of specific diseases. Presents more than 120 high-quality images that complement the discussion of specific diseases and provide a clear framework for understanding difficult pulmonary concepts. Uses margin notes throughout the text that summarize and highlight critical information for quick review. Features case-based questions covering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and results of arterial blood gas testing, that help you apply the material to real-life practice. In print and online, this is an essential resource for mastering the foundations of pulmonary medicine!

About the Author:
Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP, Senior Vice President for Medical Education andPublishing, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Senior Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

About the Author:
Barbara A. Cockrill, MD, Clinical Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

About the Author:
Jess Mandel, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean, Division of Medical Education, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721635194
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/28/1991
Series: Principles of Medicine Ser.
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 7.09(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology - The Basics     1
Presentation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease     19
Evaluation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease     29
Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of Airways     63
Asthma     73
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease     90
Miscellaneous Airway Diseases     110
Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of the Pulmonary Parenchyma     122
Overview of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases     128
Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases Associated with Known Etiologic Agents     141
Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases of Unknown Etiology     154
Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of the Pulmonary Vasculature     172
Pulmonary Embolism     179
Pulmonary Hypertension     189
Pleural Disease     200
Mediastinal Disease     214
Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of Neural, Muscular, and Chest Wall Interactions with the Lungs     222
Disorders of Ventilatory Control     232
Disorders of the Respiratory Pump     241
Lung Cancer: Etiologic and Pathologic Aspects     253
Lung Cancer: Clinical Aspects     263
Lung Defense Mechanisms     276
Pneumonia     289
Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria     306
Miscellaneous Infections Caused by Fungi and Pneumocystis     317
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome     328
Classification and Pathophysiologic Aspects of Respiratory Failure     337
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome     344
Management of Respiratory Failure     356
Appendix A     369
Appendix B     371
Appendix C     375
Index     379

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